The Beatles, a band that needs no introduction, has once again made headlines with their song “Now and Then”. This song’s journey to realization spans over five decades and is the product of the undying bond and collaborations between the four iconic members. The song, often referred to as the “last Beatles song”, was a result of a long-standing mythologized John Lennon demo that was first worked on in February 1995 by Paul, George, and Ringo. However, due to technological challenges of the time, the song remained unfinished. The initial dilemma was the difficulty in working with the vocal John had recorded on tape in the 1970s. For years, it seemed the song would never see the light of day.
But as fate would have it, 2022 brought a turn of events that no one expected. The unfinished song that was shelved for years due to the insurmountable technological challenges was given a new lease of life. The reactions to the song have been overwhelmingly positive, with fans from all over the world expressing their emotions. From comments like “Genuinely speechless” to “I got chills when they played the clean audio of John’s vocals”, it’s evident that “Now and Then” has touched the hearts of many.
The Beatles’ legacy continues to inspire and resonate with people of all ages. “Now and Then” is not just a song; it’s a testament to the undying spirit of The Beatles and their ability to transcend time and generations. As we listen to John’s hauntingly beautiful vocals, George’s poignant guitar, and the combined genius of Paul and Ringo, we’re reminded once again why The Beatles will forever remain in our hearts.