Taylor Swift features in a song making its way up the UK dance charts – she just doesn’t know it yet.
British musician Ben Hill, 45, performs under the stage name Posse Unit, and this month released dance track Get Your Head On This, which reached 28 in the UK iTunes chart.
Hill admits he is slightly concerned about being contacted by Taylor’s lawyers over the track, which also has over 21,000 views on YouTube, but insists he tried his best to contact her to get permission to use her voice.
He said he emailed her at [email protected] and sent her some messages on Instagram, and when she didn’t reply, he went ahead and released it, as ‘unless I get a big fat no I tend to go for something.’
‘She can try and sue me if she wants but I’m £250 into my overdraft so might take her a while to get money out of me,’ he declared.
In fact, he hopes that Taylor will hear the song, love it and ask to duet with him – on stage at Wembley Stadium when she comes to the UK on her Eras Tour.
‘I’m hoping to do a duet with Taylor when she comes to Wembley but I’m not sure how likely that is,’ he said.
Regardless of what happens, he ‘can say Taylor Swift sang on backing vocals andthat can be on my gravestone.’
The Wiltshire musician – who describes himself as a Swiftie – says he is ‘just happy the song has had success,’ and hopes it will go further up the charts
‘I think it’s the best song she doesn’t know she’s sung on,’ he joked.
Taylor – who is believed to have become a billionaire thanks to her latest world tour – is the subject of countless AI creations across the internet.
There are entire websites dedicated to making an AI-generated Taylor, with ‘Taylor Swift’ songs littering YouTube.
However most of these make clear in the title that the Taylor in the song is made by AI.
Hill’s AI-generated Taylor feature comes after The Beatles clinched their first number one hit in decades with the release of Now And Then.
Featuring John Lennon’s vocals and guitar by George Harrison long after the pair’s death, the surviving Beatles used AI to help piece the song together.
Metro.co.uk has contacted reps for Taylor for comment
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