Following his four year hiatus from releasing music and being in the public eye, beloved South African artist Anatii has returned with the release of a brand new single “Punisher”. The Electronic Bushman, as he is fondly known, has built a reputation as one of the most perceptive artists of his generation, therefore it comes as no surprise that he is taking a rather unconventional route in releasing music.
He announced earlier that he has removed all of his solo albums from all digital streaming platforms, immediately sending Twitter into a frenzy, with people speculating as to what this meant.
Based on his subsequent tweets, many felt like he may be retiring from making music.
But as it turns out, Anatii was just signalling a new way of taking control of his art and releasing it on his own terms. This has become clearer now that he has released his latest single as a purchasable NFT.
Speaking on the single, Anatii says it’s “a symbol of detachment from the status quo which will be paving the new ways of creating and identifying one’s worth. ”
NFTs, or non-fungible tokens, are a type of digital asset that is stored on a blockchain. NFTs are unique and cannot be replicated, making them ideal for storing artwork, videos and music. When an artist creates an NFT of their work, they can set it to sell for a certain price. If someone buys the NFT, they will own it forever and can use it however they please.
Anatii spearheading this type of music initiative is testament to his characteristics as a forward thinking and innovative artist who takes his art very seriously. This approach can also go far in conscientising music fans to learn about NFT investments, blockchain and a host of other broad digital investments.
You can freely purchase the Limited NFT via the link below: