Paul McCartney Seeks Help From Artificial Intelligence For “Last Beatles Record”

Paul McCartney Seeks Help From Artificial Intelligence For “Last Beatles Record” | Society Of Rock Videos

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Paul McCartney confirmed that there’s an untitled Beatles track that has been completely recorded with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).

According to the Macca, the song was built from a John Lennon demo tape. The icon recently had an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today to promote his new photo book, 1964: Eyes of the Storm. During his guest appearance, he talked about the Beatles’ final track saying:

“We just finished it up, it will be released this year.”

He then explained:

“When we came to make what will be the last Beatles record, it was a demo that John had that we worked on.
“We were able to take John’s voice and get it pure through this AI so that then we could mix the record as you would normally do — it gives you some sort of leeway. So there’s a good side to it and then a scary side and we’ll just have to see where that leads.”

McCartney acknowledged director Peter Jackson, who worked on the Fab Four’s 2021 documentary Get Back, for introducing him to AI and how it works in the studio. He said:

“He was able to extricate John’s voice from a ropey little bit of cassette — it had John’s voice and a piano.
“He could separate them with AI, they could tell the machine, ‘That’s a voice, this is a guitar, lose the guitar,’ and he did that. So it has great uses.”

There were two other incomplete Lennon demos that McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison has worked on in 1994. It was released as “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” under the Beatles’ name in 1995 and 1996 on the Anthology 1 and Anthology 2 compilations.

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