An AI software created a new Nirvana song titled “Drowned in the Sun,” along with many other new songs of other musicians.
Artificial intelligence knows no stop even in music those days. This project which is about to show what the world of music lost due to mental health issues is “Lost Tales of the 27 Club”, referring to the phenomenon that many musicians and artists that die at the age of 27.
Within the scope of this project, AI creates the music of the late artists by precisely adhering to their styles. Actually, a first-time listener may not even acknowledge the difference between the real and the AI tracks. Without further ado, here are the tracks that AI created. However, we only have four songs because they wanted the tracks to be as realistic as possible, which is fine.
AI creates a new Nirvana song
AI in this project not only created a song seemingly written by Kurt Cobain, but it also worked on Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and The Doors’ tracks. Being fed some engineered music from those artists, AI used the data to analyze each artist’s lyrical and musical style to use it to create new songs that sound just like the late artists. The project used Google’s AI program Magenta to analyze the musical aspects of the tracks, and they used a neural network to write the lyrics. A tribute band to Nirvana, Nevermind’s frontman vocalized the song.
What is “Lost Tapes of the 27 Club”?
This project aims to create awareness for the mental problems artists go through, especially musicians. While emphasizing many musicians have experienced depression, the project highlights that music industry workers are more likely to try to commit suicide. They try to change that by helping those who need help. Here’s how they explain their cause.
“As long as there’s been popular music, musicians and crews have struggled with mental health at a rate far exceeding the general adult population. And this issue hasn’t just been ignored. It’s been romanticized, by things like the 27 Club—a group of musicians whose lives were all lost at just 27 years old.
To show the world what’s been lost to this mental health crisis, we’ve used artificial intelligence to create the album the 27 Club never had the chance to. Through this album, we’re encouraging more music industry insiders to get the mental health support they need, so they can continue making the music we all love for years to come.
Because even AI will never replace the real thing.”