Pharrell Williams, David Guetta and African star Wizkid are among the artists contributing new music to Global Citizen EP 1, a four-track collection being released by the Global Citizen International advocacy organization, in partnership with UK-based Warner Music Group's Parlophone and US- Atlantic headquartered.
The EP is available on all digital platforms on Nov. 30. The song "E-Lo" by Los Unidades and Pharrell Williams (feat. Jozzy), which is available today with download of the EP, which has earmarked proceeds to support campaigns and advocacy efforts to end extreme poverty, as well as other causes like gender equality, education, water and sanitation. Coldplay's Chris Martin serves as curator of Global Citizen's annual multi-artist concerts, held in New York and scheduled for South Africa on Dec. 2 (a Nelson Mandela inspired lyric video accompanies today 's announcement).
"For hundreds of years, we have witnessed the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and demand change," Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans said. "We are thrilled to release Global Citizen EP 1 with our incredible artists who stand with us in the fight for extreme poverty, and we are very grateful to Dave Holmes, Parlophone Records and Atlantic Records for their dedicated partnership and support as we demand to see end to extreme poverty by 2030. "
Added Coldplay manager Dave Holmes: "It was a real honor to help Global further help by putting together this release alongside Chris and Parlophone. We've ended up with so many incredible performers, and we're all extremely proud of the finished EP. May it be the first of many. "
Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will feature performances by Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti and Usher, among others.
See the full track-list for Global Citizen EP 1 below:
1. Rise Up (feat. Nelson Mandela) – Stargate
2. E-Lo (feat. Jozzy) – Los Unidades & Pharrell Williams
3. Timbuktu (feat. Stormzy & Jess Kent) – Cassper Nyovest & Los Unidades
4. Voodoo (feat. Savage Tiwa, Wizkid, Danny Ocean & David Guetta) – Stargate & Los Unidades