The song Now and Then, which is being touted as The Beatles’ last new release, features vocals from John Lennon that were isolated using AI technology from a demo given to Paul McCartney in 1994. McCartney and Ringo Starr added new parts to the song, while the guitar parts from a previously abandoned 1995 session by the late George Harrison were also included.
What is your opinion on the track? Does it serve as a powerful farewell? Is it an encouraging or concerning example of using AI to prolong one’s legacy after death? The song can be heard here and please feel free to share your reflections on it.