Steven Wilson Releases New Christmas Song “December Skies”
London-based singer-songwriter Steven Wilson released a new Christmas song “December Skies” on December 15, 2023.
This marks the first time he has released Christmas song.
Also, this time, he made the song with ChatGPT for the first time. ChatGPT wrote lyrics.
Music by Steven Wilson, guitar solo and backing vocals by Randy McStine.
Steven Wilson said of the song, “Challenged by a friend last week on why I'd never done a Christmas song, I protested it wasn't really me, and besides I didn't think I had it in me to write suitably Christmassy lyrics. 'No problem', he said, 'we'll get ChatGPT to do it for you!', upon which he instructed the AI to generate Christmas lyrics in the style of Steven Wilson. Which it proceeded to do so. By the yard, in fact, I was shocked at how instantaneous and easy it was to guide it ('don't actually mention Christmas' we said to it, "make it feel more lonely”...etc)”
- He continued, “I'm still not entirely sure what I think about AI, the knee-jerk reaction is to consider it a threat to a musician like me, but it's clearly not going away, so this is my experiment to try embracing it and using it as a tool in the creative process. And of course also to have some fun doing something I would never normally have thought about doing, the archetypal seasonal song. December Skies is the result, swiftly recorded last weekend and written in collaboration with an Artificial Intelligence version of myself. I wonder what people will make of it. I wonder what I make of it.”
He added, “In keeping with the artificial intelligence theme, the visualiser for December Skies has also been generated using a purpose built AI system created by Miles Skarin. The video is based on imagery drawn from some of my previous videos then placed into 2D and 3D backdrops.”
- source : YouTube