Haute 100: Kanye West & More Team Up to Make New Album to End Poverty

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Haute 100 lister Kanye West is teaming up with Goulding, British Mumford & Sons, and The National to collaborate with on one haute album for Global Citizens. The album, which will be named Metamorphoses, will feature a 12-track collection.

Metamorphoses will be produced by Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans and Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett. Lovett, who is excited to be part of the project said, “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.”

Aaron Dessner of The National, said, “We are very excited to explore the creative possibilities of theMetamorphoses project, setting the words of others to music and bringing communities together to fight poverty. Global Citizen is doing very important, pro-social work and we are honored to be able to contribute to it.”

The album, which is being created to help end poverty, will also feature new music from a plethora of Globally Citizen fans as well as activists.

Metamorphoses is slated to be released fall 2016. If you’re interested in submitting songs to the project, visit Global Citizen’s website. You have until March 31st.

Watch Lovett discuss the project below.