Sheryl Crow recently graced The Tonight Show stage with her wit and wisdom, dishing out the juicy deets about her upcoming album, “Evolution,” and AI’s wild takeover in the music scene. In a twist that could’ve come straight out of a sci-fi rom-com, she confessed that AI-powered tunes give her the heebie-jeebies.
The icing on the cake? The album’s title track is all about our silicon-chip buddies, Artificial Intelligence. Sheryl, that “If It Makes You Happy” crooner, spilled the beans to the ever-charming Jimmy Fallon, explaining her AI-infused lyrical masterpiece. “My philosophy about it was, OK, I’m gonna write songs that are meaningful, in the moment, right?” she said, with a hint of exasperation in her voice.
But why, Sheryl? Why AI? She got real with us and shared that the whole AI ordeal has “been so disturbing” to her. And honestly, who can blame her when she’s just one John Mayer plug-in away from a full-blown identity crisis?
Let’s talk about that moment when Sheryl stumbled upon an AI-fueled masterpiece. She recalled, “I did a session the other day, and this young songwriter had this incredible song, but she needed a guy to sing on it so that she could pitch it to male singers in Nashville.” So, what did she do? She casually forked over five bucks, threw John Mayer’s name into the AI mix, and BAM! The result was so Mayer-esque that even John Mayer himself would’ve questioned his own existence.
But, Sheryl’s not here for it. She’s got a beef with AI and music. “For me, art is like soul, it’s attached to the soul,” she passionately explained. “So when you get into something that’s so much more advanced than our brains are at this point, it takes the soul out of it, you know, and it’s scary.”
Sheryl Crow’s AI adventure – a journey from “If It Makes You Happy” to “If It Makes You Sound Like John Mayer.” Who knew the future of music would involve a dash of silicon and a pinch of uncanny inflections? AI, you’ve got some explaining to do!