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AI delivers The Beatles’ final song

Emily Hardin
I would rate ‘Now and Then’ 5/5 stars!

The Beatles are an English rock band consisting of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Their period of peak fame and fortune spanned from the 1960s-70s. Each member brought a special tactic, sound, and personality that supported the band. The Beatles are regarded as one of the most influential bands of all time, contributing to hippie culture and timeless classics. Unfortunately, only McCartney and Starr remain out of the four. Last Thursday, The Beatles’ final song titled ‘Now and Then’ was released. Now, the world has come together and celebrated the withstanding reign of the Fab Four. 

‘Now and Then’ has been a struggle to restore. McCartney, Harrison, and Starr attempted to compose a new version of the single, extracting an old demo of Lennon’s. George Harrison produced a guitar track for the reinvention. The trio ran out of steam and decided to retire the idea. 

22 years later, the duo revisited ‘Now and Then’. However, Lennon’s original recording had its problems. Consistent hissing and TV noise made the recording difficult to dissect. So, AI came into play. Lennon’s vocals and piano were separated from the obnoxious background sounds. With the helping hand of AI and top notch producers, the single is possibly the best ending to The Beatles. 4 mins and 8 secs of gloriful nostalgia was carefully crafted by each Beatle, despite their break up and deaths. Siena Miller is a sophomore and Beatles fanatic. “I thought it was really lovely. You can tell it’s a Beatles song just by the way it sounds.” ‘Now and Then’ brought people to wonder, is AI harmful to the music industry? Miller admits, “I think it’s really amazing. AI didn’t actually do the music, that would be scary. What would even be the point of musicians then? But, this is the exact purpose of AI.” The last hoorah of The Beatles captures the beauty of companionship and futuristic technology. 

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Hi, I’m Gaby Suazo and I am a sophomore. This is my first year writing for Paw Post and I am so excited to share what I am passionate about! Other than writing, I enjoy dancing, thrifting, hiking, listening to music (Tame Impala, boygenius, SZA, Adrianne Lenker, Tyler, the Creator) and eating pesto pizza.
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