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METAMORPHOSES: Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The National and Kanye West to join album based on global citizens’ lyrics

Musical talent and activism unite in a 12-track album based on global citizens’ words and stories. The album, Metamorphoses, will feature the talents of Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons, The National and Kanye West.

Through March 31, activists from around the world can submit their words and stories at GlobalCitizen.org/Metamorphoses. Producer Ben Lovett and the artists will curate the most powerful entries and incorporate them into the final album.

"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 Aaron Dessner of The National.  

“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,” said Ben Lovett of Communion Music and Mumford and Sons.

The project was the brainchild of Lovett and Global Citizen co-founder Hugh Evans. Lovett has supported Global Citizen as an artist and through Communion Music, an artist-run music organization that uses music to inspire action.

Metamoprhoses is striving to include a wide variety of views and ideas by crowdsourcing the lyrics to the album. "We've crowdsourced 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," said Hugh Evans.

Over the past six months entries have come in from people all over the planet. Here are a few of the individuals submitting their ideas to the project.



You can submit your ideas through March 31 at GlobalCitizen.org/Metamorphoses.

The album is set to be released in the Fall of 2016, with final dates and additional artists to be announced in the coming months.