Single Review: Taryn Southern – Break Free

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So this track is very special, and I am super excited to be getting a chance to talk about it. The reason why it’s so unique is that it is part of the first pop album composed and produced by an artifical intelligence. The artificial intelligence operates under the name ‘Amper’ and it’s responsible for the full album that this track is featured on, the album in question is called ‘I AM AI’. Amper does not work alone, and so providing the vocals, lyrics and giving Amper its composing parameters is Taryn Southern, a popular internet personality.

‘Break Free‘ is such an incredible song, Taryn Southern has a truly spectacular voice that provides a haunting element to the music. Now on to the music itself, the AI might not have any real understanding of what sounds good, since as far as I am aware, to my knowledge machines still don’t have a true understanding of things in any sort of aesthetic manner but nonetheless just as a blind man might paint a beautiful canvas this AI has put together an incredibly enjoyable track, and together with Southern, they’ve managed to create something that’s beautiful and powerful, that showcases the capabilities of an emerging technology. While the concept and elements behind the track, and album push boundaries, I would not say that it itself is truly groundbreaking. It is however, a very good song and it works very well, but more important than the song itself is that this is an important first step in the direction of artificial intelligence, testing it’s limits creatively.

So that’s what I thought of Taryn Southern & Amper’s single ‘Break Free’, from the album ‘I AM AI‘ and if you want to check that out for yourself then head on over to Spotify. You can support Taryn by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also use Amper to help you create your own music by clicking here.

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