Blues legend Junior Wells, who has been dead since 1998, has a brand-new single out using AI

Junior Wells performing with Buddy Guy in 1989
(Image credit: Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

The spectral presence of artificial intelligence in the music industry looms larger every day, and in a rather unnerving development, it’s now been used to posthumously release an official song under the name of a late blues legend.

Specifically, AI has been used to “resurrect” (not our word of choice) blues singer Junior Wells – who died in 1998 – for a new single, It’s Your Voodoo Working.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.