New Music: Idris Elba Feat. Wretch 32 & Tanika Bailey "Murdah Loves John"
After announcing that he will be making an album inspired by his BBC 1 TV show Luther earlier this year, actor and musician Idris Elba returns with the premiere of the title track “Murdah Loves John” featuring Wretch 32 and Tanika Bailey.
Speaking in an interview with Annie Mac, Elba explained how the album came about: “With Murder Loves John I really wanted people to feel like if they put this album on and turned down the soundtrack, they could still watch the show and still get the vibe of London, get the vibe of my character, and the characters involved.”
This won’t be the first time Elba has been inspired by an acting role he has taken on. Last year, Elba released Mi Mandela, an album that owed much to his time in South Africa shooting the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in which he portrayed Nelson Mandela. Elba also shared how we wants to release an album inspired by his The Wire character Stringer Bell in a recent interview with Esquire.
Murder Loves John : The John Luther character album by Idris Elba is expected to arrive later this year.
The track comes in at the 4:30 mark.