I’d be completely lying if I told you that I understand the concept of NFTs. I’m definitely a little familiar with how they work, but it’s surely a world I’m completely new to and don’t fully grasp. But… here we are with the first release that I’ll be reviewing that has been released as an NFT.
Before we dive into the new release from Sup?, “I Quit”, a brief look at what an NFT is may be needed. If you’re new to the idea of an NFT, this article on The Verge breaks it down quite well. Here’s a really short breakdown, taken in part from the article:
An NFT is a non-fungible token.
“Non-fungible” more or less means that it’s unique and can’t be replaced with something else. For example, a bitcoin is fungible — trade one for another bitcoin, and you’ll have exactly the same thing. A one-of-a-kind trading card, however, is non-fungible. If you traded it for a different card, you’d have something completely different. You gave up a Squirtle, and got a 1909 T206 Honus Wagner, which StadiumTalk calls “the Mona Lisa of baseball cards.”
NFTs can really be anything digital (such as drawings, music, your brain downloaded and turned into an AI), but a lot of the current excitement is around using the tech to sell digital art.
Thus, in Sup?’s own words:
The release will take place virtually, in the “Metaverse”. We’ve opted to to deliver our genesis record in the NFT format, which feels appropriate considering cryptocurrency and decentralization has offered financial freedom to so many, and has actually enabled many people to Quit their jobs or previous lifestyles. If you are holding a crypto bag, this one is for you.
This doesn’t mean that only those who buy an NFT can listen to the song, but it means that every one who purchases the NFT has a unique piece of art that augments the song and belongs exclusively to the buyer. It also means that if and when the song no longer is stream on sites like Spotify, only those who pruchase NFTs can listen, as no other downloadable or purchasable versions will be available beyond the 100 original NFTs (which you can purchase here).
Check the track out above, with is a chill electronic track that I suspect many of our reader will really vibe (even if NFT is a foreign language to you) and follow more from Sup? by heading to their Discord.
If you want to experience and explore the world of NFTs and the metaverse more, you can also also head to the virtual ongoing record release party, which is a highly recommended and unique experience.