If you love the Killing Me Softly With His Song track by Roberta Flack then you’ll be able to enjoy the latest collaboration with Rhino Entertainment and Endel’s AI technology which reimagines the classic song as soundscapes for focus, relaxation, and sleep.
As the Grammy-award-winning song celebrates its 50th anniversary, the track and others from the album have been reimagined with a new purpose in mind – sleep.
Listed as one of the greatest songs of all time by the likes of Rolling Stone magazine, Roberta’s version has been commercially covered more than 130 times, including the iconic 1996 version by The Fugees.
Together with Rhino Entertainment and Roberta Flack, Endel has released three soundscape albums built from the original stems of “Killing Me Softly With His Song:” one for focus and productivity, the second for relaxation, and a third for sleep. Based on scientific principles, each album has a distinct sonic style according to its function, and is woven with instantly recognisable vocals and sounds from the singer’s original song.
Respectfully repurposing Flack’s original recording via AI, these soundscapes bring out entirely new facets of the beloved classic, showing how powerful and surprising it can be when well-known tracks are transformed into functional soundscapes. Fans will experience the rolling bass, haunting vocals, and other elements in a whole new way.
Oleg Stavitsky, CEO and Co-Founder of Endel says about the collaboration: “Roberta Flack’s song is a Soul masterpiece, and this is the first time that Endel has reworked a classic song in this way. We strived to treat the source material with utmost respect and wanted to create something special for the song’s 50th anniversary. We love the end result and we see this as further proof that Endel can create functional music that benefits both artists and their listeners.”
Roberta’s personal manager, Suzanne Koga adds: “Roberta has always believed in the power of music to shape and inspire change. In 2010 when she created the Roberta Flack Foundation, she never dreamed of a world where she could participate in a functional music program that could help people improve the quality of their lives. The new frontiers of AI and functional music give Roberta a new door of opportunity to step through as a part of the future of music and technology in a way that helps the world to grow.”
These three releases in collaboration with Rhino Entertainment are further fruits from Endel’s strategic partnership with Warner Music Group (WMG), with Endel reworking iconic music past and present from the group’s illustrious catalog into functional music.
Endel is an AI sound wellness company headquartered in Berlin. It uses patented AI technology to create soundscapes for sleep, focus, and relaxation, across an ecosystem of award-winning apps, and on digital streaming platforms. Its scientifically-validated sounds, created with top artists including Grimes, James Blake, and Miguel, have drawn an audience of 3 million monthly listeners/users across its platforms. A pioneering leader in AI and functional music.
ABOUT RHINO ENTERTAINMENT
You may remember Rhino for its catalogue of music including the Eagles, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin,The Doors, Chicago, Ray Charles, Phil Collins, The Ramones, and The Monkees. The catalogue development and marketing division of Warner Music Group was founded in 1978. It contains more than 5,000 releases.