A Final Harmony: “Now & Then” by The Beatles
Nov. 03, 2023. 2 min. read.
🎶🌟 The Beatles' final masterpiece "Now & Then" 🎵, a lost Lennon tune completed with AI magic, hits the airwaves. A timeless goodbye from the legendary Fab Four 🎸🔚.
The Beatles’ Swan Song Decades after the Fab Four’s heyday, the Beatles have dropped a bombshell on the music world: their “final song,” “Now and Then,” graced by the voice of the late John Lennon. It’s not just a song; it’s an era packaged into melodies, released with fanfare at 2 p.m. GMT, alongside a forthcoming music video that’s poised to ignite Beatlemania anew.
Through Time and Tech: Lennon’s Last Tune Nestled in the heart of this release is a piece of history — Lennon’s own composition from 1978, unearthed and given breath through Yoko Ono’s preservation of his demo. It’s a testament to unfinished business and the undying spirit of artistic creation, which, even after Lennon’s passing in 1980, yearned for completion.
AI: The Beatles’ Backstage Hero Fast forward to the AI revolution, and we find artificial intelligence playing the role of music producer. For the documentary “Get Back,” directed by Peter Jackson, AI took center stage, isolating Lennon’s vocals to allow Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr to weave the final threads of this musical tapestry at Capitol Studios.
Echoes of Lennon: A Resurrected Presence “The closest we’ll ever come to having him back,” says a moved Ringo Starr. McCartney, in awe of their shared legacy, marvels at the magic of continuing The Beatles’ journey into 2023.
End of an Era As “Now and Then” serenades fans across the globe, it’s more than a new track — it’s a closing chapter for The Beatles, who’ve sculpted the soundscape of generations. With a legacy crowned by hits like “Hey Jude” and accolades including seven Grammys, this release is a poignant bow from the quartet that forever altered the rhythm of the world.
You can listen to the new song here.