Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Apple's Siri 'sings' with Flaming Lips, Erykah Badu

We now know that American alternative rock band The Flaming Lips has at least one iPhone 4S among its members. The band has taken the iPhone 4S-only digital assistant Siri and used it as a "singer" on a song.

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The song is "Now I Understand." Uploaded to SoundCloud, it's set to disappear in less than a week, but it's also available on YouTube where we assume it will stay unless there is a copyright issue, which there might be.

At any rate, the SoundCloud blurb says,

"Sound construction piece featuring Lips, Erykah Badu, Siri, and Biz Markie backwards. It's called 'Now I Understand' It's funny and will be available on SoundCloud for one week only!!! Life is beautiful. Music gets you high."

Addressing Lips' frontman Wayne Coyne, Siri repeats, "Wayne, I don't understand, the moon, the stars and the sun," until Erykah Badu begins singing, answering with something like, “And they’re the stars, and the sun."

Siri apparently then "gets it," as the iPhone 4S replies, "Wayne, now I understand." Listen to it, and see if you "understand." And see if you hear Biz Markie backwards, too.

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