Beatlemania Lives on! The Beatles to Release New Song Thanks to AI + Book of Secrets
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology can make the impossible, well, possible. The surviving Beatles members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have confirmed that a new Beatles song is arriving and they have AI to thank. McCartney said, “When we came to make what will be the last Beatles record – it was a demo that John had that we worked on and we just finished it up, it will be released this year – and we were able to take John’s voice and get it pure through this AI. So then we were able to mix the record as you would normally do.”
This isn’t the first time that the Beatles have used AI to resurrect John Lennon‘s voice. In the 2021 docuseries The Beatles: Get Back, they used AI to isolate Lennon’s voice. Even though they are using AI for some pretty incredible things, McCartney admitted that there’s “a good side and a scary side.” He added that “We’ll just have to see where that leads.” After some recent backlash, McCartney clarified his statements with a tweet.
Been great to see such an exciting response to our forthcoming Beatles project. No one is more excited than us to be sharing something with you later in the year.
We’ve seen some confusion and speculation about it. Seems to be a lot of guess work out there. Can’t say too much…
— Paul McCartney (@PaulMcCartney) June 22, 2023
In addition to a brand-new song featuring all of the members, including Lennon who died in 1980, and George Harrison who died in 2001, the band is releasing a new book chock-full of secrets. The book titled All You Need Is Love: An Oral History of The Beatles will debut in April 2024 and will share never-before-heard stories about the band, including their infamous breakup in 1970.
While the band has had many books written about them over the years, this one promises to dive deep into their breakup, including why it happened and if anyone, in particular, is to blame. This has been a debate between diehard fans for decades, with many citing Lennon’s relationship with Yoko Ono as the reason for the band’s split. The book is written by Peter Brown and Steven Gaines who previously wrote a book in 1983 called The Love You Make: An Insider’s Story of the Beatles, which focused on the complicated relationships between the four members.
The new book features archived interviews with the Beatles members and the women they were involved with including Yoko Ono, Cynthia Lennon, Pattie Harrison Clapton, and Maureen Starkey. It promises new information, which sounds very exciting for longtime fans and proves that Beatlemania is far from over. Not to mention that McCartney just released a book of photographs titled 1964: Eyes of the Storm featuring photos he took between the years 1963 and 1964, the height of the Beatles’ fame. Many photos have been unseen by the public and chronicle the band’s travels in six major cities around the world.
Which are you most excited about, the new song or the new books? Let us know!