It's not often that news of a new Beatles song arrives, but today is one of those days.
Not to be outdone by their one-time rivals' The Rolling Stones' latest album, it looks like the most iconic band of all time will release a brand new (well, kinda) song
this afternoon next Thursday, November 2nd.
A teaser on the official website TheBeatles.com features a graphic of a cassette tape, and encourages people to sign up to a mailing list - which then reveals that something is on the way at 2pm BST today.
Considering both Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney have teased a 'new' Beatles song - which was completed using AI technology - it's a safe bet that we may be hearing that before too long.
Although no details have been revealed up until now, it's believed the song may be called 'Now and Then', which was written by John Lennon in 1970 and recorded (but unfinished) by him in 1979. McCartney said that AI had been used to 'extricate' John Lennon's vocals from a demo track, and complete an old song with all members of the Fab Four on it.
Either way, stay tuned...
[EDIT: It has since been revealed that 'Now and Then' will be released worldwide at 2pm next Thursday, November 2nd.]
It is the last Beatles song – written and sung by John Lennon, developed and worked on by Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, and now finally finished by Paul and Ringo over four decades later.
A 12-minute “Now And Then - The Last Beatles Song” documentary film, written and directed by Oliver Murray, will premiere on 1st November. The film’s global online premiere will be hosted on The Beatles’ YouTube channel at 7:30pm GMT. This poignant short film tells the story behind the last Beatles song, with exclusive footage and commentary from Paul, Ringo, George, Sean Ono Lennon and Peter Jackson. The trailer is available to watch below.