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1 of 1 NFTsbyLu
 Opensea

This is the 'build a man' NFT. It is the visual representation of the first song from my debut EP '8' called 'build a man' by LUNA GRAZIA. 

'With this 1 of 1 NFT project my goal is to combine and diffuse, to create a form of symbiotic relationship between traditional and modern media, with the resulting diffusion not only paying homage to our artistic predecessors and acting as an artistic intermediary, but evolving a personally interpreted sub genre.' - About

The plot (and thus the visual interpretation) of the track 'build a man' 1 of 1 collectors NFT is lyrically most comparable with philosophical fiction. Instead of being solely a biographical or fictional story telling track the real question that arises from this piece is 'What is perfection and is it even compatible with the human experience?' (the lyrics are at the bottom of the page).

 

I obviously have my own opinions regarding this notion which may become apparent by the end of the track, yet I don't want to draw a final conclusion for the listener. The visual interpretation is supposed to reflect exactly this sentiment to the viewer. I used mostly warm, light colors for the background to invite the viewer into a cosy atmosphere, contrasted this with cool tones in the foreground and worked with elongated shapes and shading to create a three dimensional look. I wanted everything in the foreground to connect into the background, to properly demonstrate the inherent oneness that this track suggests and that I believe in. 

During the creation of this track and the artwork I was continually reminded and inspired by Tim Burton's 'Corpse Bride' musically, as well as thematically and visually. The deep blue color (which is ever present in the movie) and its shades are, in my opinion, a direct equivalent to the mechanical sounds incorporated into the beat. The mechanical screeches (again, filtered through the bubble of my own interpretation) are best characterized visually through the brush style: precise, but with clearly visible strokes.  

The main inspiration for this entire EP NFT project was the creative process of early Japanese Animes. I decided to paint individual frames for the tear using acrylic and oil paints as well as animate the remaining slides manually using photoshop. Grateful to be surrounded by such supportive and creative beings, I was able to use friends' equipment and applications to make this project possible. If any of you are reading this THANK YOU!

Owning this NFT will grant access to unlockable content such as a private link to the full version of the track including the animation, tickets to live performances, metaverse performances of the '8' EP, exclusive previews, and whitelisting for future NFT launches. Keeping in mind that an increase in recognition of the EP will automatically increase the value of the NFT and vice versa, I will be using the funds to reinvest into this project and my work. I will also give a percentage to the producer involved in the EP as well as to the charity fund of my choice 'Save the Children'. I will keep 8% royalty from further sales as a further reinvestment and reward for all of the hard work on the project. To read more about how this came to be go to About and for what's next go to Roadmap.

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Lyrics:

 

Gave it many shots
You're back to whiskey on the rocks
Took too many losses so I'll start right at the socks
Build him up and down and when he's perfect then I'll stop
Babe, you ain't a man just cause you swinging around your ...

I'll build a man
A man who can
Who can tolerate the highs and lows
And go with all the ebbs and flows
And won't bring in wet sand

I'll build a man

I'll build a man
A man who can
Who can tolerate the highs and lows
And go with all the ebbs and flows
And won't bring in wet sand
I'll build a man

Heavy metal in the bottom
'Cause I want him to stay grounded
Compressor round the top
'Cause I don't like the way it sounded
File for the edges
Now his energy's well rounded
Then I got him a big
'Cause I like the way he pound it

Healthy dose of brain
Yeah, my new man is intelligent
Added skull and skin
Now he giving head so heaven sent
Lined up all his chakras
Now he walk like Dalai Lama
Wishin' him the best
And so I gave him my good karma

I'll build a man
A man who can
Who can tolerate the highs and lows
And go with all the ebbs and flows
And won't bring in wet sand
I'll build a man

I'll build a man
A man who can
Who can tolerate the highs and lows
And go with all the ebbs and flows
And won't bring in wet sand
I'll build a man

Now he's almost flawless
Knife just like his jaw
Less talking he bout action
Miscalculated just one fraction

(Get fucking mad at me for once, just for once scream at me! Say something!

Why do you have to be so fucking perfect all of the time? Can't you just be?

Don't fucking agree with me, can you even argue, asshole? 

Fight back! Fight back I said! Defend yourself! DO SOMETHING!)

(Screaming)

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