Johnny Money Sings “Barbie Lady” within the Fashion of “Folsom Jail Blues” … with a Little Assist from A.I.


The YouTube channel There I Ruined It creates new variations of songs utilizing AI-generated voices. For Dustin Ballard, the channel’s creator, the purpose is to “lovingly destroy your favourite songs.” Take the instance above. Right here, an AI model of Johnny Money’s voice sings the lyrics of Aqua’s “Barbie Lady,” set to the music of Money’s “Folsom Jail Blues.” Just lately, Ballard defined his strategy to Enterprise Insider:

My course of for these is just a little completely different than most individuals. I first file the vocals myself in order that I can do my greatest imitation of the cadence of the unique singer. Then I take advantage of one in every of their very own songs (like ‘Folsom Jail Blues’ slightly than the unique ‘Barbie Lady’ music) so as to add to the phantasm that this can be a ‘actual’ track within the artist’s catalog, although clearly all completed in jest. Lastly, I take advantage of an AI voice mannequin skilled on snippets of the unique artist’s singing to rework my voice into theirs. I’ve a man in Argentina I typically name upon for this coaching (though the Johnny Money one already existed).

Should you head over to There I Ruined It, you may hear different AI creations: Hank Williams sings “Straight Outta Compton,” Louis Armstrong sings Flo Rida’s “Low,” Frank Sinatra sings Lil Jon’s “Get Low” and extra.

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