Kanye West, The National, and Ellie Goulding are among the first artists announced to contribute to a forthcoming compilation album, helmed by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett and Global Citizen co-founder and CEO Hugh Evans. Metamorphoses will include 12 new songs with crowd-sourced lyrics from around the world all for a great cause, as the Global Citizen project aims to end extreme poverty by 2030, while tackling climate change. Lyrical submissions are open until March 31, ahead of the record's release this fall. Take part here.

"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," Lovett said in a press release. 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."