During the Global Citizen Music Festival in New york City, Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons announced the Metamorphoses project that will pair submitted lyrics from fans with music from world famous musicians. The collaboration aims to help end extreme poverty with the support of The Global Poverty Project.
In a statement to Rolling Stone, Lovett said, "Collaborating and working on unique creative projects has been a huge part of my life. Music is everything to me, and the power of it to do incredible things and change peoples' lives and sometimes the World is a beautiful by-product of music. I hope to curate a record that stands the test of time and can feel unique and relevant beyond the deadline of those goals in 2030, and beyond!
"The basis of the record will be in the narrative; the stories and words that inspire the music. I see music as a way to elevate a narrative, and the musicians I'll be enlisting to help make this record happen, I trust to do so in a tasteful and masterful way, through whatever genre they might wish to employ. Obviously most of this story is yet to be told, but we are beyond excited by its potential."
The submission deadline is January 1, 2016 and those accepted will receive credit alongside the musicians involved. So get out those old school poems, love letters and essays and submit now on the Global Citizen site.