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Kanye West and The National contribute to crowdsourced charity album

By | Published on Thursday 17 March 2016

Ben Lovett

Kanye West and The National are among the artists who will appear on a new compilation featuring lyrics submitted by members of the public. Yes, I know that sounds like a terrible idea, but it’s for charity, so you can’t say that.

‘Metamorphoses’ is being curated by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett in aid of anti-poverty charity Global Citizen. Lyrics are being collected from across the planet and will be set to music by a selection of big name artists.

“‘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”, says 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”.

He continues: “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”.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to the end of this month, though I should probably point out now that it’s very unlikely that you’ll be able to get Kanye to rap what you’re currently thinking. Give it a go here though.