The National, Kanye West, Ellie Goulding and Mumford and Sons.
Is it the 2016 Glastonbury headliners?
No, but the answer’s even crazier. It looks like Goulding, West and the two bands are working on a collaborative album. And they’re not even the only ones involved.
The crowdfunded album is currently titled Metamorphoses, and will be in support of Global Citizen, an organisation focused on ending extreme global poverty by 2030.
The album is set to feature twelve tracks, also crowdsourced, and will effectively be a collection of stories, poems, reflections and lyrics that they’ve been collecting across the past six months from fans and activists alike via the Global Citizen website. This out of the ordinary or extraordinary collaboration’s musical essence and meaning is described by Ben Lovett, the master behind the wonderful madness, of Mumford and Sons:
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.
Metamorphoses is set to be released later this year.
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