Most of us will be familiar with the story of War Of The Worlds; if not the book, then the classic Jeff Wayne musical version, released in 1978 and featuring a cast of the finest singers and musicians on offer at the time. Now, a new version has been released, ‘War Of The Worlds 2023 AI’, and in keeping with the science fiction theme of the original, it’s an AI creation; fusing deep fake celebrity voice models, and Chat GPT ghost writing.
Earlier this month, New Zealand pop duo Foley dropped their brilliant new album, ‘Crowd Pleaser’, on our heads – a ten-track release featuring new songs and past hits alike. With one half of the album having come out earlier this year to critical acclaim, the second part has been eagerly anticipated through these past months – and rightfully so, as the full release of ‘Crowd Pleaser’ is completely worth the hype.
Earlier this month, on August 4th, Switchfoot announced a deluxe edition of ‘The Beautiful Letdown’, with a wide variety of famous guests covering their songs, including the Jonas Brothers covering the title track. Compared to the original 11-track 2003 release, this 20th anniversary edition will feature 25 tracks, with covers, remasters, rewrites, etc. making up the brilliant commemorative album.