Kanye West will be teaming up with a diverse group of artists on a collaborative album to support Global Citizen.
The project is lead by Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans along with Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett. The compilation album, titled “Metamorphoses” will feature 12 tracks and is scheduled to release in the fall.
Artists teaming up on the project with Kanye include, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Golding, The National so far. Additional artists are expected to join the line-up as the album progresses.
The lyrics will be pulled from stories told by people worldwide relating to poverty. Original submissions for the project can be sent HERE by March 31 for consideration.
Press release excerpt:
“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,” Lovett said in a statement. “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.”
“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,” Evans said. “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.”
Kanye is no stranger when it comes to charity performances or collaborations with his work on “We Are The World 25 For Haiti” in 2010, performing at the 12-12-12 Concert for Hurricane Sandy relief and ONE (RED) World AIDS Day in 2014.
We Are The World 25 For Haiti
World AIDS Day