M.I.A. has shared a new track, titled “Babylon”, accompanied by a music video that’s available to stream via her OHMNI website (listen to a short snippet below). The song has also been listed in a Foundation NFTauction, appearing alongside an extended version of her 2010 mixtape Vicki Leekx.
This isn’t the artist’s first entry into the world of crypto, however – earlier this year, she also auctioned off a piece of her digital art, GIFTY 1, as an NFT. “It’s only now that the appropriate gallery for my work finally exists,” she wrote in a statement at the time.
The current reserve price on “Babylon” – which, when met, will trigger a 24-hour auction – is 11.00 ETH (or $51,551.94 USD).
Several artworks included in the Vicki Leekx sale have already been sold. Proceeds will benefit the Courage Foundation, a human rights non-profit that has supported whistleblowers including Assange, Edward Snowden, and Chelsea Manning.
Find more details of the auction here, and listen to a short extract of “Babylon” below.