Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett Launches Crowd-Sourced “Metamorphoses” Project

Credit: James Minchin IIIMumford & Sons keyboardist Ben Lovett is recording a new album called Metamorphoses, and he wants you to help out with the lyrics. Along with a group of currently-undisclosed musicians, Lovett will record Metamorphoses using lyrics submitted by amateur songwriters through the Global Citizen website. You can submit lyrics for Metamorphoses through January 1, 2016.

"The basis of the record will be in the narrative; the stories and words that inspire the music," Lovett tells Rolling Stone. "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."

Lovett first announced plans for Metamorphoses in a video shown at last weekend's Global Citizen Festival in New York City, which featured performances by Pearl Jam and Coldplay.

While you think of the perfect lyrics for Metamorphoses, Lovett and Mumford & Sons will be on the road as they continue to tour in support of their new, banjo-less album, Wilder Mind. The band will be touring Australia this November, followed by a trek to the U.K. and South Africa.

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