8th November 2023 0 By John Deaux

Having already unveiled both ‘Embracing The Unknown’ and ‘Bots’ Party’, Mariusz Duda continues to tease his new album with a third single in the form of ‘I Love To Chat With You ‘ 


Multi-faceted in its approach ‘AFR AI D’ explores the many different aspects of AI. ‘I Love To Chat With You’ turns the gaze to the possibility of having a relationship with artificial intelligence and what that might look like. Using ChatGPT as it’s protagonist the track was inspired by the cult classic sci-fi romance story of Theodore Twombly as Mariusz elaborates on below:


The title “I Love to Chat with You” is obviously a reference to ChatGPT which, in 2023, put artificial intelligence in the mainstream. Musically, I wanted “AFR AI D” to have its own… electronic love song. The main inspiration for it was Spike Jonze’s 2013 film called “HER”. Perhaps you can call love by different names but it’s a little frightening when it is called “AI”.

Musically the track features cascading arpeggios with ethereal vocals and gentle piano that could reflect the bliss of falling in love or the eternal longing for a human relationship with a machine. 

Mariusz Duda has always been fascinated by the telling of a story, idea or concept.

His new solo record looks at the growing commodification of AI specifically with artificial intelligence entering the mainstream.

Using the notion of ChatGPT and Midjourney and the increasing use of deep fakes as a springboard, ‘AFR AI D’ explores these interesting and forward-thinking theories musically just as much as it does conceptually.

The album opens with the ominous sounds of the aptly titled ‘Taming Nightmares’ acting as a musical signpost to this new dawn of machine learning. It’s followed by Interstellar nod of ‘Fake Me Deep, Murf’ and later by the TRON like ‘Mid Journey To Freedom’.

Off the back of ‘Bots’ Party’ we move into the emotive arpeggios of ‘I Love To Chat With You’ that whisks you straight into the mind of Theodore Twombly falling for an operating system. The album later ends on the cold and unfeeling introspection of ‘Embracing The Unknown’.

In a world where truth is often camouflaged by deception the electronic heartbeat of ‘AFR AI D’ can never lie. Or can it?

The album is available in a variety of formats that include Limited edition Magenta colored vinyl LP, CD, LP, and Digital. 

Pre-order HERE (


About Mariusz Duda:

Mariusz Duda is a Polish musician, songwriter, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist. The leader of the progressive rock band Riverside, and the founder of the solo project Lunatic Soul. His musical interests span from rock and metal, through pop and folk, to electronic and ambient music.


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