Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, The National & More Are Teaming Up For A Super-Album
Some of the world’s biggest stars are coming together to make a super-album with Global Citizen, which aims to increase “awareness of efforts to eradicate extreme poverty, fight climate change and confront injustice internationally”. The project is headed by Mumford & Sons and is titled Metamorphoses, and will include 12-tracks that will also consist of crowd-sourced (you) lyrical submissions. Lovett explains below:
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.
That’s right: the project will see participation from Kanye West, The National and more…including Ellie Goulding, as Global Citizen co-founder/CEO Hugh Evans reveals:
We are so excited that Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The National and Kanye West are standing with millions of Global Citizens around the world in the fight to end extreme poverty by 2030. We’ve crowd-sourced the lyrics from every corner of the world, making Metamorphoses a truly global tribute to our collective responsibility to tackle these issues not just as individuals, but as a movement of Global Citizens.
So, those interested have until the end of this month to submit lyrics for the effort; the link to do that is here. Metamorphoses is currently set for a Fall 2016 release (the Global Citizen Festival happens every September, so there’s that).