Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding, The National and more are teaming up to create a joint album to help bring awareness to extreme poverty. The 12-track album, Metamorphoses, comes from the minds of Mumford's Ben Lovett and and Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans.
The lyrics from the album will be pulled from and inspired by people around the world who have stories to tell, therefore bringing more awareness to issues like poverty, global warming and overall social justice. Here's what Lovett said about the project in a statement Tuesday morning (March 15):
"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."
Submissions for lyrics can be sent to the Global Citizen website. More artists will be announced in the future.