Historic collaboration between the Italian rock band BELLADONNA and the famous theoretical physicist. The song’s NFT will be auctioned from the 23rd of November. The auction winner will also become the co-owner of the song’s Master rights.
Carlo Rovelli is one of the most prominent living theoretical physicists: author of the best-selling book Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (translated into 41 languages, more than a million copies sold) and a founder of Loop Quantum Gravity, he was included by the prestigious journal Foreign Policy in its list of the 100 most influential thinkers in the world.
The single “Nothing Shines Unless It Burns” is a collaboration between Carlo Rovelli and Italian rock band Belladonna. The voice and the reflections about time of the scientist (who dedicated his 2017 book The Order of Time to the subject of time) float in the cinematic and dreamlike rock noir atmosphere created by the band founded by Luana Caraffa and Dani Macchi.
“Nothing Shines Unless It Burns” is an 8-minutes long track with a strong emotional impact, as confirmed by Carlo Rovelli himself: “It is wonderful for me to see the emotion that secretly nourished my book on Time emerge in this very intense song”.
“Carlo Rovelli’s spoken-word contribution bestows upon our song an emotional power and multidimensionality that never fails to send shivers down our spines” remarks Belladonna’s singer Luana Caraffa.
The song is also enhanced by the passionate drumming of Alex Elena (producer of international artists such as Lily Allen and Citizen Cope, nominated for a Grammy for his work as a producer with the American soul singer Alice Smith and known to the world rock public for having been in the 90s the drummer for Skunkworks, the band of Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson) and by the visionary and poetic violin solo that crowns the ending of the track, performed by Emilio “Zef” China (violinist/ bassist for Bauhaus’ Peter Murphy and Korn’s Jonathan Davis.
“Nothing Shines Unless It Burns” was written by Belladonna’s Luana Caraffa and Dani Macchi, and it is their third NFT single. Last year their “New Future Travelogue” NFT was the first NFT single in the world to include a song’s Master rights. Since then, many artists and many NFT marketplaces have followed in the footsteps of Belladonna by offering this revolutionary model.
“Belladonna’s music has already been synched in many international trailers and movies (Minions, Split, Peaky Blinders, The Northman, Fantastic 4, Black Panther, Godless and Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 to name just a few), and we’d be immensely happy if ‘Nothing Shines Unless It Burns’ too ends up in a movie or trailer”, says Belladonna’s guitarist Dani Macchi
There will be only a single NFT, and a single vinyl copy of “Nothing Shines Unless It Burns”. The song’s NFT will be auctioned and the winner will co-own the rights of the song. Ownership of the rights will give the auction’s winner 50% of Belladonna’s streaming and syncs revenues for the song.
The winner of the auction will also immediately have access to the high-quality WAV file of the original Master of “Nothing Shines Unless It Burns”, and to the document that assigns her/him the rights of the Master of the song. In addition, she/he will be sent personally by the band the only existing 12” vinyl copy of the single.
The auction for “Nothing Shines Unless It Burns” will be held from the 23rd of November until the 4th of December on Onlymusix, the premiere Italian marketplace for music NFTs, at this link: https://www.onlymusix.com/nft/belladonna/254/279
“Nothing Shines Unless It Burns” is on Spotify at this link: https://open.spotify.com/album/1aRFoik670ZeYSWrOz5fAR