The playlist features lost songs from the 27 Club
The AI technology organization, Over The Bridge, is participating in an initiative to promote better mental health in the music industry using an algorithm to create songs by artists from the notorious 27 Club. The cultural phenomena of the 27 Club is a select group of artists who passed away at the age of 27 including Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and more.
— Open Culture (@openculture) April 12, 2021
Over The Bridge is utilizing an AI algorithm to compose ‘new’ songs to create a collection of ‘lost’ songs by the late artists for the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club playlist. The playlist features songs composed by artificial intelligence technology to create new songs from the late artists and reminding the world of the lives lost of young artists.
The algorithm isolates lyrics, hooks, melodies, and rhythms of the music of late artists to generate a playlist of all-new songs with similar themes of the artist. The AI-generated musical elements were utilized by an audio engineer to compose the playlist.
Lost Tapes of the 27 Club project uses AI to create ‘new’ Nirvana track pic.twitter.com/kyS3S0Bb3k
— Oliver Holmes (@OMTHolmes) April 7, 2021
Critics argue this project promotes replacing humans with AI technology but Over The Bridge recognizes AI will never replace the real thing. When listening to the playlist, fans can recognize the voice and musical stylings of certain artists including Jim Morrison, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and Kurt Cobain. Fans can listen to the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club playlist on Spotify now.