ByMatthew Chapman, writer at Creators.co
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Having recently finished work on an album motivated by his time working on 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', mi Mandela, Idris Elba is planning an album, with a working title of Murder Loves John that is inspired by his character John Luther, the character he plays in the BBC crime drama Luther.

"I'd like to dissect the idea of someone who has to deal with so much darkness. Detectives carry a lot of stuff. They meet someone who's done something heinous, but they have to have an objective perspective on them until proven. That could create some really good songs... and definitely an interesting mood, musically."

Elba says to BBC Radio 4's Front Row.

No date as yet on when the album will be released.

Luther will return to BBC One in 2015 with two hour-long specials.

(Source: Dark Horizons)

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