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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MAY 06: A woman views historical documents and photographs displayed in a high tech art installation at Salt Galata on May 6, 2017 in Istanbul, Turkey. The "Archive Dreaming" installation by artist Refik Anadol uses artificial intelligence to visualize nearly 2 million historical Ottoman documents and photographs from the SALT Research Archive. Controlled by a single tablet in the center of a mirrored room the artist used machine learning algorithms to combine historical documents, art, graphics and photographs to create an immersive installation allowing people to scroll, read and explore the archives. The SALT Galata archives include around 1.7 million documents ranging from the late-Ottoman era to the present day. The exhibition is on show at SALT Galata art space through till June 11, 2017. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

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.

Drowned in the Sun - Lost Tapes of the 27 Club

As long as there's been popular music, musicians and crews have struggled with mental health at a rate far exceeding the general adult population. And this i...