Okay, this is really dope and a great project. Kanye fans can have the chance to collaborate with him as well as other artists on the upcoming 12-track project called Metamorphoses. The album is being led by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett and Global Citizen co-founder/CEO Hugh Evans.
What’s the purpose of this album? This project aims to raise awareness surrounding extreme poverty and inequality around the world and is set to drop this fall.
Artists such as Ellie Goulding, Kanye (obvi), and The National will be joining forces. The coolest part is fans can submit lyrics, poetry, stories, reflections, and thoughts on the above topics and will be used throughout the global project. And according to the Global Citizen website, all citizens who contribute will be credited.
“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,” said Lovett. “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.”
And I bolded that quote above because it sounds a lot like Kanye’s struggle, ya? Maybe people will feel for him a little more knowing that Mr. Lovett feels the same. Probably not, but a girl can dream! Carry on.
“The artists involved in this project are some of the most genuine artists the world has to offer,” he continued. “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.”
This is dope for sure. You have until March 31 to submit your lyrics! Be a part of this global project here.