The Weeknd’s new song ‘The Source’ is here.
As we reported last week, the Canadian superstar had announced his plans of putting out a new track through NFT (non-fungible token). Then a couple of days later, he further elaborated his plans of the sale which took place on Saturday (April 3rd). Both components of the sale involved a previously unreleased song which will not be available on any other platforms in the future.
In addition, a visual art developed by Strange Loop Studios in consultation with The Weeknd was also put on sale. Three different visual artworks, each with a filtered segment of the new song were offered followed by a 24-hour auction for “an exclusive 1-of-1 piece of art” backed by the new song in its entirety. You can now listen to the song titled ‘The Source’ below, thanks to the open source nature of the internet.
The Weeknd said: “Blockchain is democratizing an industry that has historically been kept shut by the gatekeepers. I’ve always been looking for ways to innovate for fans and shift this archaic music biz and seeing NFT’s allowing creators to be seen and heard more than ever before on their terms is profoundly exciting. I intend to contribute to this movement and can see that very soon it will be weaved into the music industry’s mechanics.”
Earlier this week, Abel released the music video for his song ‘Try Me’.