Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett to unite members of the public with famous musicians for charity album

Lovett to curate Metamorphoses project in conjunction with The Global Poverty Project

Ben Lovett of Mumford and Sons is helping to create an album that will unite the public with world famous musicians in an effort to eradicate extreme poverty around the world.

Lovett will oversee the Metamorphoses project in conjunction with The Global Poverty Project. They are asking for members of the public from around the world to send them written submissions in the form of lyrics, memories, poems, diaries, reflections, stories, thoughts or meanderings.

These submissions will then act as inspiration for what is described as “the world’s most talented musicians” and turned into songs. The identities of none of the artists confirmed for the project have been made public as yet.

A video from Lovett calling on the public to get involved was debuted at the Global Citizen Festival in New York at the weekend. The festival also saw a headline performance from Coldplay, while Beyoncé also played live as well as getting on stage with Ed Sheeran and Pearl Jam.

The Global Poverty Project takes volunteers and turns them into Global Citizens who call on governments to support policies that would significantly impact the world’s poor. For more information, and to get involved with Metamorphoses, visit globalcitizen.org/metamorphoses