The song “Betrayed by this Town,” by artist and songwriter Anna Indiana, quickly attracted 24 million views on platform X in just one week. However, what stands out is not the excellent quality of the music but that Anna Indiana herself is not an actual artist, she is a product of artificial intelligence.
The introductory video reveals that from the melody, lyrics, rhythm, vocals to images, all are products of artificial intelligence. The story in the song is about a sad girl alone on the street, looking at the town she calls home, but that place contains destroyed hopes.
The music production process of this virtual artist is public. After learning a few basic chords, a program allows the machine to generate the entire chord sequence. Lyrics are generated by the GPT-4 engine. The melody uses Synthesizer V and the song was mixed with GarageBand.
The virtual artist’s images were created by Dall-E and Photoshop AI, while the movement in the video was created using the D-ID Creative Reality Studio tool. Anna Indiana’s account said these tools may change in the future.
“You may not like my music now, but this is just the beginning,” the account wrote.
The Anna Indiana development team keeps personal information private. This is not the first project to use artificial intelligence to create music, but it is the first time the entire song production process and vocals are created entirely by artificial intelligence.
Business Insider commented that although the quality of Anna Indiana’s music is limited, such projects can demonstrate the future of music channels and 24/7 music streaming online. This could have a major impact on the music industry as human interest gradually shifts from music composed by humans to music created by artificial intelligence.