I’ve recently become slightly obsessed with artificial intelligence. To make me obsess over it a bit more, one just wrote a Nirvana song.
A Toronto based metal health group called Over The Bridge started the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club initiative to see what AI could come up with after listening to 20-30 songs from various artists that died at 27. Some of the other artists that received an AI makeover are Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, and Jim Morrison.
After listening to the songs, the program translated the pitch and rhythm in to a digital code, then it went through a synthesizer to create the song. AI also wrote the lyrics. Although this is pretty neat, let’s hope AI doesn’t get a record deal any time soon.
Have a listen to the song “Drowned in The Sun” from the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club in the key of Nirvana!