Kanye West, the National, and Ellie Goulding are among the artists set to contribute to a new compilation album from Global Citizen, the international anti-poverty charity. The project, which is being organized by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans, is titled Metamorphoses, and is set to come out this fall. The lyrics to the record’s 12 songs are all going to be crowd-sourced, and lyrical submissions are open until March 31. Read a press release from Lovett and watch a short trailer below for more information. (h/t Pitchfork)
Metamorphoses has the potential to break down our preconceptions of the voices of creativity, what different people around the world are thinking and who has the right to be heard. In my own life, I’ve experienced people trying to define me and put me in boxes and categories. Through collaboration we can show people how those lines can be blurred and are ultimately redundant. The artists involved in this project are some of the most genuine artists the world has to offer. Artists like Kanye West, and The National are doing something globally important that is touching people down to their DNA. And these masterfully creative people are going to be interpreting incredible submissions from people across the globe. It has been a joy reading all of the submissions we received over the past six months. I’m truly excited to see what we will create together.