It has come to light that Ringo Starr has responded to “terrible rumours” that John Lennon‘s real voice doesn’t feature on The Beatles’ new single ‘Now and Then’ via NME.
Earlier this month, Starr and Paul McCartney shared ‘Now And Then’ – the last track from The Beatles to feature all four original members.
The track originates from a demo tape that was recorded by Lennon before his demise. With the help of AI, the surviving members were able to lift the songwriter’s vocals from the initial recording and incorporate them into the final version, rather than completely recreating the artist’s voice.
Starr previously said that he thought the project was “beautiful” and admitted that working on the single was “like having John Lennon back”.
In a recent interview with AARP, Starr took a moment to dispel rumours about the song’s creation. “There were terrible rumours that it’s not John, it’s AI, whatever bullshi t people said,” he said. “Paul and I would not have done that. It’s a beautiful song and a nice way to finally close that door.”