The Beatles have completed a new recording using an old demo tape by John Lennon… and it’s all thanks to artificial intelligence (AI) tools that isolated Lennon’s voice, according to Paul McCartney.
“We just finished it up, it’ll be released this year,” McCartney told the Today program on BBC Radio 4.
It will be “the last Beatles record,” McCartney added.
How did the AI work? No, it wasn’t ChatGPT. They used source material from a demo recording that Lennon made before his death in 1980.
McCartney said that the director “was able to extricate John’s voice from a ropey little bit of cassette which had John’s voice and a piano.”
“He could separate them with AI. They could, they’d tell the machine, ‘That’s a voice. This is a guitar. Lose the guitar.’ And he did that.”
Stay tuned for more about The Beatles next and final album.