As discussions over the use of artificial intelligence in music continues–Is it a threat? A tool?–people continue to experiment with its possibilities. It was only a matter of time before someone resurrected The Beatles
YouTuber Dae Sims took some solo material by both John Lennon and Paul McCartney and used the software to reimagine them as Beatles songs.
Let’s start with this AI version of Lennon’s “Grow Old with Me” which appears on his posthumous album, Milk and Honey. The new recording sounds bigger with additional instrumentation and more vocal harmonies to make it sound as if George and Ringo were in the room with George Martin producing.
Here’s the original.
And here’s the AI version.
Dae Sim’s second project was a reimagining of “New,” the title track from Macca’s 2013 album. The original sounds like this.
In Dae Lims hands, there are more vocal harmonies that sure sounds like Lennon. Macca’s voice has been tweaked so he sounds younger.