Blur’s Damon Albarn Considers AI Covers A Waste Of Time

Melisa Karakas

Blur’s Damon Albarn recently chatted with the Sun and explained why he was against AI usage in the music industry.

The frontman made it clear how he had no love for AI-featured songs when the host asked his take on Blur’s AI-covered tracks, featuring Michael Buble and Snoop Dogg:

“It’s [the covers are] absurd. Anyone who has so much time to sing songs through a Michael Buble filter and put them on the internet is a f*cking idiot. If the AIs are the future of music, we’re gonna need better drugs to get us through it.”

Well, although it’s obvious that Albarn had no tolerance for AI usage and its possible future in the music industry, the Beatles icon Paul McCartney is certainly taking a gentler approach to the whole thing. The bassist even discussed how he had quite recently used an AI bot to bring back John Lennon’s parts from an exclusive Beatles track.

Still, some were concerned that using an AI bot might hurt Beatles and John’s legacy, though the late singer’s son, Sean Ono Lennon, was quick to dismiss the worries, as he explained why fans would love the band’s upcoming new songs featuring AI.

McCartney’s also not the only artist with rather optimistic feelings regarding AI, as Grimes had also recently announced that she was willing to share 50% of royalty with any artist who was willing to use her voice through AI in any creative activity related to music.

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