For Peter Jackson, making new Beatles songs is absolutely “possible”. The filmmaker, who directed the video for the iconic band’s latest single Now and Then, spoke to the Sunday Times on Thursday (23 November).
Peter Jackson hinted at the possibility of new Beatles songs after the band’s “final” song Now and Then was released on Thursday.
The Lord of the Rings director, who directed the Now and Then video using footage from his documentary Get Back (2021), spoke to the Sunday Times about the possibility.
“We can do a ‘Go Back’ performance, take out John and George, and then ask Paul and Ringo to add a chorus or harmonies,” explained the 62-year-old director. “We could get a decent song, but Paul and I haven’t talked about it. »
He added: “It’s a fan thing, but it’s totally possible.”
Peter Jackson also shared his thoughts on Now and Then with the publication. “It’s not a classic like ‘I Am the Walrus’ or ‘Penny Lane’ – it’s not as complicated. It’s simple, but with a striking aspect,” he explained.
“When people ask me why I love The Beatles, I just say they make me happy,” he adds. “In the world we live in now, we need The Beatles to reappear, like a flying saucer has come down and landed and given us one last song to cheer us on.” »
Since the track’s release four days ago, Now and Then has been streamed 8.3 million times on Spotify, while Peter Jackson’s official music video has been viewed 19 million times on YouTube.
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