Since I am playing with AI interfaces and algorithms, I figured why not add some AI-generated text and poetry to the mix? Once again using William Carlos Williams’ “The Red Wheelbarrow” as a prompt, I asked Writesonic to generate song lyrics using the poem’s text as the first verse. The result is below, with my only addition being the title.
So Much Depends
So much depends upon A red wheelbarrow Glazed with rain water Beside the white chickens So much depends upon The way we see things The way we think things The way we feel things So much depends upon How we love each other How we support each other How we care for each other So much depends upon Us staying together Even when times are tough Even when the going gets rough So much depends upon Our love for each other Our willingness to work together Our ability to weather any storm So much depends upon Us being there for each other Through thick and thin No matter what life throws our way
Consider me moved. This is clearly a hit. And I fully admit to being impressed by Writesonic’s algorithm in terms of fluidly adopting the voice of top-forty pop-song rhetoric. I challenge anyone to produce Justin Timberlake lyrics more meaningful than this.
There are two steps remaining. First, to make an album cover for this hit single using Midjourney (results below), and then to actually create the song in GarageBand using an automated voice for the lyrics (results below).
Cover art for the new hit single, “So Much Depends”:
I took the lyrics generated by Writesonic and jumped over to murph.ai, which allowed me to pick among different voices and adjust both speed and pitch. Some of the “personalities” have reading styles to select from, including “sad” and “conversational.” Once I had the lyrics converted into AI generated voices, I exported as an mp3 and uploaded to GarageBand, where I dropped a bunch of existing rhythms and sounds into the mix, while splicing up a bit of the vocals.
The result: the next number-one-smash hit whose journey includes:
- Text of “The Red Wheelbarrow” entered as starter prompt for a “song” in Writesonic
- Text of “The Red Wheelbarrow” entered as a prompt in Midjourney
- Lyrics returned by Writesonic converted to voice in murph.ai
- Brought it all together in GarageBand