By James Pleasant
Kanye West, The National, Mumford & Sons and Ellie Goulding are some of the artists who will be featured on Global Citizen’s upcoming compilation album, Metamorphoses.
Mumford & Son’s Ben Lovett teamed up with Global Citizen – a nonprofit dedicated to ending worldwide poverty – and enlisted some his favorite artists to contribute to the 12-track album, set to be released this fall.
As part of the project, Global Citizen is giving fans around the world the opportunity to contribute to the project by allowing them to submit lyrics, poems, stories, reflections and thoughts for the album.
Fans across six continents have already submitted their Metamorphoses contributions, and Global Citizen has extended its original deadline and will be accepting submissions until March 31.
The musicians featured on the album will pick their favorite submissions, and will integrate them into the original songs they write.
“Everyone knows that music is a powerful force that for thousands of years has inspired change, given hope, and provided healing to people,” said Lovett in a statement. “Metamorphoses will transform your thoughts and feelings into music, giving a voice to the words that might well inspire change, give hope or provide healing for other citizens around the world.”
Additional artists will be announced in the coming months leading up to the album’s release.
Global Citizen is well-known for its Global Citizen Festival, which is the organization’s free annual concert. Last year’s event took place in New York City’s Central Park and featured performances from Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran, Pearl Jam and Coldplay.
Global Citizen is working to end extreme poverty by 2030, and has raised more than $19 billion to date, helping millions of people living in poverty around the world.