It’s been five years since we’ve heard new Iron Maiden tunes, but don’t worry about them cranking out songs, as a computer program called A.I. Maiden has written its own, perfect song called ‘Power Gravy’.
It’s a bit hard to believe that five years have already passed since we’ve heard heavy metal outfit Iron Maiden put out some new tunes, but we needn’t worry because luckily have computer technology to fill the gap.
Created by YouTuber Funk Turkey, a computer program cleverly dubbed A.I. Maiden has managed to create an incredible new song that you’d easily mistake for being a classic Iron Maiden hit.
Following last month’s success with an AC/DC song being written by AI/DC called ‘Great Balls’, Funk Turkey noted that many fans were quick to ask for Iron Maiden to be written by the artificial intelligence, next.
“Using lyrics.rip to scrape the Genius Lyrics Database, I made a Markov Chain write Iron Maiden lyrics, Funk Turkey writes. “This is the end result.”
Titled ‘Power Gravy’, the song rocks through massive beats, soaring vocals, and takes on the exact persona we’d expect from a classic Iron Maiden tune.
While the lyrics don’t make terribly much sense, you could easily trick your mates that it was a B-side that didn’t take of quite as well.
With a chorus rocking the lyrics “After all / Go to the gravy / It’s always there / bleeding to the sky,” paired with “Now it seems / The power of the gravy / Woe to say / I know you’ll be a God“, we can see why Bruce Dickenson didn’t quite give the power/gravy chorus a go in real life.
Regardless of where the lyrics take you, it’s got everything that a good Iron Maiden song is composed of, with a guitar solo in the middle of the song, and all.
The entire track is laid over a music video showing the heavy metal collective at a slew of different live performances, with snippets of code and distortion to boot, made to look as if the computer generated the video itself, too.
Do we think that A.I. Maiden could entirely replace Iron Maiden? Probably not, but if we were in a tight situation, and craved more of their classic sound and the band wasn’t delivering, A.I. Maiden could be a decent alternative.
Keen for more of Funk Turkey’s kookiness? They’ve also got a Nickleback-type video dubbed ‘Nicklebot’.