Mick Jagger’s latest lockdown track, Eazy Sleazy, featuring Dave Grohl and 3D artist, EXTRAWEG, has dropped on Gemini-owned Nifty Gateway marketplace for audio-visual charity NFT – with proceeds going to Music Venue Trust, Backup and National Independent Venue Association (NIVA).
Starting at 10AM PST / 6PM (BST), the piece will go live as an auction for 24 hours with all proceeds going directly to music industry charities. The 30-second audio visual piece evokes a surreal essence of breaking through the barriers of the human mind and pushing forward on the brink of social collapse to provide a much needed moment of artistic relief as the world slowly transitions out of lockdown.
The full track written by Mick Jagger in lockdown features Jagger on vocals in collaboration with Foo Fighters main man Dave Grohl who provides his signature powerhouse drums, bass and guitar. The track was produced by Matt Clifford. Eazy Sleazy is available to listen via Youtube and social platforms, accompanied by a performance video featuring Jagger at home & Grohl in the Foo Fighters studio.
100% of the proceeds from the NFT sale are being divvied up between Music Venue Trust, a UK registered charity which acts to protect, secure and improve grassroots music venues, Backup, which provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals who are seriously ill or injured or to their surviving family members, and National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), an organisation working to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live performance venues and promoters throughout the United States. A portion of proceeds will also be going to environmental causes.
As a continued demonstration of this cause, neither musician is monetising off revenues from the track, which can be played on Mick Jagger’s socials and YouTube channel.
The NFT visual was created by Oliver Latta AKA Extraweg and produced by Pink Salt, with special thanks to Guia Quaranta.