Blur frontman Damon Albarn recently asked if someone in the audience wanted to go onstage to sing the Francoise Hardy parts on To The End with him. You can check out what happened next:
Tonight Damon asked if someone in the audience wanted to go onstage to sing the Francoise Hardy parts on To The End with him. Well… Maxime raised his hand and this happened 😄
— Damon Albarn Unofficial (@DamonUnofficial) August 9, 2023
Blur‘s Damon Albarn recently slammed Artificial Intelligence (AI) and labeled it “absurd” via NME. He criticized covers of the band’s hits featuring AI versions of Frank Sinatra, Michael Buble and Snoop Dogg.
Albarn told The Sun:
“It’s absurd. Anyone who has so much time to sing songs through a Michael Buble filter and put them on the internet is a f***ing idiot. If the AIs are the future of music, we’re gonna need better drugs to get us through it.”
His comments come after John Lydon shared his thoughts on AI earlier this week. When asked about his views on its ever-increasing impact on the arts, the Public Image Ltd frontman said:
“Who’s in charge and who’s feeding the information and giving the guidelines to these artifices? What or where is the moral code? It has infiltrated young people’s minds now to the point of total domination. What will this create?”
“My advice is make small steps against this – and get that fucking Siri or whatever out of your house. It will ultimately make decisions for you, and that’s very dangerous.”
Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones also recently criticized the use of artificial intelligence in songwriting.
“I’m not against forward-thinking technology and how things are progressing, but I think art should come from people, I mean the basics of it anyway. I think art has always been somebody’s expression, a real person’s expression from a heart, from a head.”
“If you’re going to start an idea, then a computer finishes it, I mean, it’s OK, but it’s just about algorithms and things like that.”