By Hayden Wright
The Global Citizen Project, a global justice initiative, announced it will produce an album called Metamorphoses featuring stars like Kanye West, Ellie Goulding, The National and more. Lyrics, ideas and themes will be sourced via users around the world to create a patchwork of global unity—consider it “We Are the World” for the crowdsourcing generation.
Ben Lovett of Mumford & Sons said the project is designed to break down barriers around the world.
“In my own life, I’ve experienced people trying to define me and put me in boxes and categories,” he said. “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.”
We can’t wait to hear what these folks dream up…for a good cause. Submit lyrics to the Global Citizen website to (maybe) hear Kanye your own words.