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Paul McCartney on new Beatles song: “Nothing has been artificially or synthetically created”

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Paul McCartney is setting the record straight about reports artificial intelligence was used to “extricate” John Lennon’s voice from an old demo, for what he says will be “the last Beatles record.”

McCartney first revealed the news of the new Beatles song in an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Best of Today podcast. But in a post to social media, McCartney seems to suggest people have been interpreting his comments the wrong way.

McCartney starts off noting that it’s 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,” he says. But he adds there’s been “some confusion and speculation” about the song. “Seems to be a lot of guess work out there.”

While he admits he “can’t say too much” about the tune right now, McCartney wants fans to know “nothing has been artificially or synthetically created.”  

“It’s all real and we all play on it. We cleaned up some existing recordings – a process which has gone on for years,” he clarifies. “We hope you love it as much as we do. More news in due course.”

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