Actor and musician Idris Elba has revealed that the album he is working on is inspired by his TV show Luther will make listeners feel like they are driving through London when they listen to it.
Idris Elba titles 'Luther' inspired album 'Murdah Loves John'
Idris Elba, who starred in the Academy Award-nominated Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, disclosed that he is working on an album inspired by his Luther character, John Luther, earlier this year.
Speaking in a new interview, Elba explained how the album came about: "From an actor’s point of view, doing music is very precarious. People are just not willing to accept it. So I decided to keep my music close to what I do for a living, and make music from the perspective of the characters that I play. My first album was 'mi Mandela', which was a perspective on that character and that film. 'Murdah Loves John' is a perspective on my John Luther character."
He continued: "London’s a big character in Luther, and I’m trying very hard to make this album, when you put it in your car, to feel like you’re driving around to a soundtrack that reminds of the UK, and of London especially. I’m going to get a lot of new artists and voices that we haven’t heard before, and bring together a cool album."
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