The timing is perfect: we just marked 27 years since the passing of Kurt Cobain, and now we have a “new” Nirvana song to listen to.
The song comes courtesy of the Lost Tapes of the 27 Club project, which uses AI to make music that would have been recorded by members of the infamous “27 Club” of musicians with mental health struggles who died at that age. The project is all about raising awareness about mental health issues and suicide prevention, something we can all get behind.
Their AI-penned cut “Drowned in the Sun” was created by analyzing 30 different Nirvana songs in order to finish with an end-product that mimicked Cobain’s lyrical style and guitar-playing patterns. Then, Eric Hogan–who fronts preeminent Nirvana cover band Nevermind–was brought in to provide the vocals. The result is pretty eerie and a bit chilling and you can listen to it below.