Pharrell Williams, David Guetta and African star Wizkid are among the artists who contribute new music to Global Citizen EP 1, a four-track collection released by Global Citizen, the international advocacy organization, in partnership with Parlophone, Atlantic headquarters.
It is expected that the EP will be released on all digital platforms on November 30. The "E-Lo" song by Los Unidades to Pharrell Williams (Jozzy's Gamp), is available today and as an instant download with the EP's purchase, which has earmarked earnings to support campaigns and advocacy efforts eliminate extreme poverty, as well as other cases such as gender equality, education, water and sanitation. Chris Martin Coldplay serves as curator of Global Citizen multi-artist concerts, held in New York and was scheduled for South Africa on December 2 (Nelson Mandela's lyric inspiration video is in line with today's announcement) .
"For hundreds of years, we've seen the power of music in bringing people together to drive activism and change the demand," said Chief Executive of the Global Citizens of Hugh Evans. "We're delighted to release Global Citizen EP 1 with new songs from the incredible artists who are standing with us in the fight to overcome extreme poverty, and we are extremely grateful to Dave Holmes, Parloffone Records and Atlantic Records for their partnership and committed support as we demand to see the end of extreme poverty by 2030. "
Coldplay manager Dave Holmes added: "It was a real honor to help further the Global Citizens movement by compiling this statement alongside Chris and Parlophone. We have ended with so many incredible performers, and we all very proud of the finished EP. He may be the first one. "
Global Citizens' Festival: Mandela 100 will include performances by Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti and Usher.
See the full tracking list for Global Citizen EP 1 below:
1. Rise Up (Nelson Mandela Game) – Stargate
2. E-Lo (Jozzy's Match) – The Units and Pharrell Williams
3. Timbuktu (feat. Stormzy & Jess Kent) – Cassper Nyovest & The Units
4. Voodoo (feat. Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Danny Ocean and David Guetta) – Stargate to The Units