I’m really fascinated by the prospects and power of artificial intelligence (AI) as a creative tool…but this is bonkers.
Bobby Geraghty, a 32-year-old singer, songwriter and producer, along with his band Breezer, recorded an eight-song album of Oasis-esque tunes and then trained an AI on a cappella recordings of Oasis singer Liam Gallagher so the AI could stand in as the lead singer.
If you’d told me this was a lost Oasis album from 1998, I’d have believed you. If you were an Oasis fan back in the mid to late 90s (or covered any of their songs at coffee houses, like a certain blogger who shall remain nameless) this album by AIsis (get it?) will bring you back.
If you’d told me this was a lost Oasis album from 1998, I’d have believed you. Not sure the guitar style or tone is 100% Noel Gallagher, but I might not have put my finger on that if I hadn’t known in advance it was another band playing.
I’d always assumed AI would eventually be able to replicate the sound of dead singers or actors…but it was always one of those things that would happen in the future, instead of the now.
Can The BeAItles or Frank SinAItra be far behind? O brave new world, that has such algorithms in’t!
Better listen to it quick, though: an AI song that replicates Drake and The Weeknd’s vocals that went viral (15 million+ streams!) has already been pulled from multiple streaming platforms following a copyright complaint from label Universal Music Group (UMG).