Watch Trailer For Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett's Global Citizen Project; Uniting Kanye West, The National, & A Host Of All-Stars
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 12:15:07
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Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett is putting together a compilation album, Metamorphoses, from Global Citizen. The project is helmed by him and Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans. Kanye West, The National, and Ellie Goulding have already been announced as album contributors. "The project will include 12 new songs with crowd-sourced lyrics from around the world," according to Pitchfork. The record is set to be released this fall and all lyrical submissions are due by March 31st. More artists will be announced soon.
"The Global Citizen platform was created by the Global Poverty Project, Ryan Gall and Riot House in 2012, as a hub for innovative campaigns that work towards a world where every child can survive and thrive. A world where every child has a chance to go to school, a world where women and girls are protected from violence, and where preventable diseases aren't holding people back," according to the company website. Their goal is to end extreme poverty by 2030.
Ben Lovett stated in a press release about the project, "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."
The National's Aaron Dessner added, "We are very excited to explore the creative possibilities of the Metamorphoses project, setting the words of others to music and bringing communities together to fight poverty," said the National's Aaron Dessner in a press release. "Global Citizen is doing very important, pro-social work and we are honored to be able to contribute to it."
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