The National, Kanye West + More Will Contribute Crowd-Sourced Songs to Global Citizen Album
The album, Metamorphoses, will include 12 original songs featuring crowd-sourced lyrics. Global Citizen, the charity dedicated to combatting extreme poverty and climate change, will accept lyric submissions until March 31 at this location. The album is expected in fall 2016. Check out a trailer for the project at the top of the page.
“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,” the National’s Aaron Dessner said in a press release. “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. 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.