The Global Citizen Project, which held their annual festival in New York City last year, are planning to release a special compilation album led by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett and Global Citizen co-founder Hugh Evans in the fall. The album, which is titled Metamorphoses, will include 12 brand new songs that will feature lyrics from people around the world. As of now, Kanye West, the National, and Ellie Goulding are all slated to appear on the project, while more artists will be announced going forward.
All lyric submissions must be submitted for the project by March 31, and they can be turned in via the Global Citizen website here. “Global Citizen is doing very important, pro-social work and we are honored to be able to contribute to it,” the National's Aaron Dessner said in a press release. The goal of the Global Citizen project is to fight and eliminate extreme poverty across the world by 2030. You can read Lovett's full statement on the project below, and stay tuned for an official release date for the album in the near future.
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.