As AI continues to advance at fast pace, it’s not surprising that we are seeing AI-generated content that seems almost too good to be true. The latest example of this is a video featuring an AI version of Nirvana‘s own, Kurt Cobain singing a Stone Temple Pilots song. While the technology behind this achievement is impressive, many fans of Cobain are not on board with his voice being used in bands he wasn’t fond of, or just any songs in general.
The Cobain-laden track is a testament to the power of AI to replicate the sound and style of a musician. The AI-generated vocals are eerily similar to Cobain’s signature raspy voice, and the way it flows with the instrumentation is spot-on. This technology has the potential to revolutionize the music industry by enabling artists to collaborate with deceased musicians, or even to create entirely new songs based on the style of a particular artist.
Going deeper into the song itself, it’s really amazing to hear because Cobain fits so well in almost all of these 90’s tracks. This showcases how much was pulled from him in order for bands to even create these songs back then.
Of course, there is a risk that AI-generated content could devalue the work of real musicians is the current debate. There is a danger that relying too heavily on AI-generated content could lead to a homogenization of the music industry, with less emphasis placed on individuality and creativity.
Kurt Cobain singing a Stone Temple Pilots song is for sure impressive, but it raises important questions. It seems that, by the day, fans are getting more and more protective of their favorite artist with these things. While AI has been an amazing tool, it seems that many may already be getting creeped out by it and picking what side they are on.