The recent release of an AI-generated cover of “Bother” by Stone Sour, performed by the late Chester Bennington, has left many fans feeling somber and emotional. While the technology used to create the cover is impressive, the fact that it was made after Bennington’s death makes it a harsh reminder of his absence and the talent and voice that we have all lost.
“Bother” was a hit song for Stone Sour in 2002, and the cover featuring Chester Bennington’s voice was created using AI technology that analyzed his vocal patterns and speech to generate a totally new performance. The result is a hauntingly realistic rendition of the song, but hearing Bennington’s voice once again is bittersweet for many fans.
Bennington was the lead singer of Linkin Park, a band that made a significant impact on the music industry with their unique fusion of rock and hip-hop. He was known for his powerful and emotional vocal performances, which resonated with millions of fans around the world. His untimely death in 2017 was a shock to the music community and left many devastated.
The fact that technology can now create such realistic simulations of a deceased artist’s voice is both impressive and unsettling to me. While it’s fascinating to see what AI can do, it’s also a big reminder that we cannot bring back those who have left us.
Check out the AI cover below, but a very fair word of warning, the song is extremely saddening if you’re a fan of Bennington. What a loss of a remarkable talent. While the technology used to create the cover is impressive, it’s hard not to feel a sense of melancholy when hearing Bennington’s voice once again. It’s a testament to the power of music and the lasting impact that an artist can have on their fans, even after they’re gone.