Paul McCartney Opens Up About How John Lennon Would’ve Reacted To The New Beatles Song

Paul McCartney recently discussed what John Lennon’s reaction would be to the latest Beatles song, ‘Now and Then,’ while talking on the documentary, ‘Now and Then – The Last Beatles Song,’ by Peter Jackson.

What Would Lennon Say About The AI Usage In His Song

McCartney and his former Beatles bandmate, Ringo Starr, chose to use AI to isolate Lennon’s vocals and piano on the old demos the late rocker made. Still, although AI proved to be of help and brought John’s vocals for one last song, McCartney, apparently, still had questions about whether his bandmate would’ve liked the song’s current being. He discussed how he questioned himself, saying:

“Is it something we shouldn’t do? Every time I thought, like that, I thought, ‘Wait a minute. Let’s say I had a chance to ask John. ‘Hey John, would you like us to finish this last song of yours?’ I’m telling you, I know the answer would have been ‘Yeah.’ He would have loved that.”

Paul isn’t the only one who thinks John would’ve liked AI’s help and how the song was re-recorded, as the late singer’s son Sean Lennon also spoke on the documentary and agreed with McCartney that his father loved ‘technology’ and wouldn’t have any problems with it.

However, There Still Were Displeased Fans

Some fans had accused McCartney of disrespecting Lennon’s legacy by using AI in the last Beatles song, but all became clearer when the bassist discussed how they sought AI’s help only to isolate and clear Lennon’s vocals.

Sean also, once again, confirmed McCartney’s claims, clearing up how an artificial bot wasn’t used to sing Lennon’s parts, but only to help the rocker’s voice become clearer.

You can check out the documentary’s trailer below.