Mick Jagger and Dave Grohl released their unexpected collaboration “Eazy Sleazy” earlier this week, a rollicking track aimed at bringing “some much-needed hope” about coming out of COVID-19 lockdown. But that wasn’t what Jagger had planned. The seasoned musician revealed on Thursday that he’ll be breaking into the cryptocurrency art market by selling a digital animation based on the song as an NFT.
Oliver Latta, a Berlin-based 3D artist who goes by the moniker Extraweg, created the NFT artwork. The visual loop is up for sale on the Nifty Gateway marketplace, and fans will have just 24 hours to bid on it. The artwork is characterized in press materials as “a surreal essence of breaking through the walls of the human mind and moving forward on the verge of societal collapse to provide a much-needed moment of creative relief as the world gradually transitions out of lockdown.”
The proceeds from the “Eazy Sleazy” NFT artwork will be donated to various charities in its entirety. The money will be divided between Music Venue Trust, a UK charity which protects grassroots music venues, Back-Up, an organization providing financial support to ill or injured entertainment technology industry professionals, and the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), the organization which works to preserve independent venues across the US and helped secure the passing of the Save Our Stages Act last year.