Paul McCartney has said that “the final Beatles song” will be released later this year.

McCartney will sing in new recording alongside Lennon, who died in 1980. The track will feature vocals by McCartney as well as John Lennon, whose voice has been stripped from an old demo by artificial intelligence. Lennon was killed in December 1980.Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today, McCartney said: “We just finished it up and it’ll be released this year.”The musician did not name the track, but it’s been suggested that the song could be “Now and Then”, which was written by Lennon in 1978.In 1994, Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono, sent the uncompleted song to McCartney; it featured on a tape recording Lennon labelled “For Paul”.