Seon Ono Lennon Reveals Whether John Lennon’s Voice In New Beatles Song Is ‘Fake’

After Paul McCartney revealed that a Beatles track was finished via AI to add John Lennon’s voice, fans on Twitter were not on board with a ‘fake’ Beatles track. Sean Ono Lennon clarified that it is, in fact, his father’s voice on the upcoming song by explaining:

“I think people are deeply misunderstanding this story. The AI did nothing but clean the noise off of my dad’s vocal track. That’s all. Nothing else. The song was a demo Dad had recorded, and the other Beatles finished it off. Exactly like ‘Free as a Bird,’ only the original vocal was a bit dirtier on this one, so they cleaned up the noise with AI. There’s nothing fake about it. It is a new recording made by all four Beatles. My dad’s voice is exactly as he recorded it, minus the noise.”

With the help of an AI technology that can separate audio, Lennon’s voice was only ‘extricated’ from an old demo to complete the final Beatles record. Sean elaborated on the cleanup process, which didn’t involve turning his father into an AI model, adding:

“That is not happening. All we did was clean the noise from the vocal track. People are completely misunderstanding what occurred. There have always been ways of ‘de-noising’ tracks, but AI just does it better because it learns what the vocal is and is able to remove everything that is not the vocal very precisely.”

Although BBC reported that it might be Lennon’s ‘Now And Then,’ a track that was initially on a demo titled ‘For Paul,’ neither the official name of the song has been announced, nor the involvement of George Harrison, but Sean replied to the fan’s question, saying:

“Hey, Carolyn. I shouldn’t speak too much on this yet, but I’ll just say the track turned out beautifully, and I think everyone will be very happy.”

You can read Sean Ono Lennon’s tweets below.