Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, Ellie Goulding to Contribute to Global Citizen Album
Global Citizen may have started as an annual concert in New York City, but now the initiative to end global poverty by 2030 is extending its reach. On Tuesday (March 15), Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons along with Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans announced a new album, due for release in the fall, featuring the likes of Kanye West, Ellie Goulding and more.
So far, West, Goulding, Mumford & Sons and The National are confirmed to contribute new songs to the Global Citizen album Metamorphoses, Billboard reports. But they won't solely write the tracks. The music on Metamorphoses will tie together stories from people around the world with the music from contributing artists, giving a sense of authenticity to the record.
"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..."
While only four artists have been announced for the compilation album, eight more superstars are expected to join the tracklist and will be announced as the record's fall release date comes closer.
For now, if fans or activists want to contribute stories or lyrics, the contest is open until March 31.