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Kanye West to crowdsource inspiration for new advocacy album

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Kanye West is slated to make original tracks for “Metamorphoses” an album produced by the advocacy group Global Citizen.

Kanye West never has a shortage of things to say, though for his next project he will crowdsource some of his lyrics from fans and activists working to stop extreme poverty.

Ellie Goulding, Mumford & Sons and Brooklyn-based The National will join Yeezy for a 12-track collaborative album called “Metamorphoses” under the banner of advocacy organization Global Citizen.

The artists are currently soliciting inspiration from the masses, and “will curate the most poignant, powerful entries and incorporate them into original songs.”

“Metamorphoses” is due out this fall.

Global Citizen co-founder Hugh Evans said that his organization “crowd-sourced the lyrics from every corner of the world, making Metamorphoses a truly global tribute to our collective responsibility to tackle these issues not just as individuals, but as a movement of Global Citizens.”

The group focuses on poverty-related issues such as healthcare access, education, women’s rights and climate change.

British rock band Mumford & Sons are among Kanye's collaborators for the album.Larry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

British rock band Mumford & Sons are among Kanye’s collaborators for the album.

Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett said that he is excited about the entries, which keep in line with Global Citizen’s tactic of fan participation with music stars.

The organization’s community asks users to participate in “actions” such as calling a congressperson in order to earn points and chances at concerts.

Beyoncé, Pearl Jam and Coldplay played to crowds of 60,000 attendees at the organization’s festival in Central Park last September.

Global Citizens says that the millions of actions its users took last year affected 92 million lives.

cbrennan@nydailynews.com

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