In a collaborative album presented by Communion Music founder Ben Lovett and Global Citizen, a group of handpicked, highly-acclaimed acts will come together to present Metamorphoses -- a 12-track project to be released in fall 2016.
This project will turn words and stories crowd-sourced from music fans and activists into songs recorded by the participating artists. Through March 31, activists everywhere are invited to take part in this historic project by submitting words and stories atGlobalCitizen.org/Metamorphoses. Lovett and the participating artists will curate the most poignant, powerful entries and incorporate them into original songs for this unique 12-track album," stated a press release.
"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. "Global Citizen is doing very important, pro-social work and we are honored to be able to contribute to it."
"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," said Ben Lovett of Communion Music and Mumford & Sons. "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."