Recently there was some controversy over the idea of a new Beatles single being released that might potentially feature AI vocals. In particular, it seemed like their were rumors circulating that the new song would use AI in order to give us the voice of John Lennon.
However, according to Ringo Starr, that's not happening! For a recent podcast appearance, Starr spoke about the upcoming song, which will feature all the voices of the iconic group. This means that fans can expect to hear the actual vocals of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr once again.
It's the stuff of dreams for Beatles fans, but of course, the fact that AI is involved has led to plenty of discussion. And Starr wants to clarify some things for fans.
Ringo Starr makes it clear that there will not be AI vocals for John Lennon used on new single
According to the singer, they have no intention to "fake" John Lennon. And instead, the AI is being used to clean up the track and make it sound the way the entire group would want.
"This was beautiful. It’s the final track you’ll ever hear with the four lads. And that’s a fact."- Ringo Starr
Of course, Paul McCartney also tried to clarify things, when the confusion first started, by posting to social media. However, the issue was that he didn't want to give too much away at the time, however he did clearly state, "nothing has been artificially or synthetically created. It’s all real and we all play on it."
Honestly, as fans of The Beatles, we are excited to hear this final song from the group, especially knowing that two of the members are no longer around to create new music. And we can't wait to hear John, Paul, Ringo, and George sing their final new song together, even with the help of AI.