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Idris Elba to release album inspired by Luther character

Actor Idris Elba is planning to release a music album inspired by his character Luther from TV show 'Luther'.

Idris Elba to release album inspired by Luther character

London: Actor Idris Elba is planning to release a music album inspired by his character Luther from TV show 'Luther'.

Elba, 42, plays detective John Luther in the BBC One series. The album has been given the working title, 'Murder Loves John', reported BBC.

"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," he said.

The project is intended as the first of a series of albums which are character-inspired. He added Wilson he believed singer David Bowie would be a significant influence on the album.

"Luther listens to Bowie. He likes Bowie. John loves the idea that David's music is escapism for a complex mind. I'm not saying that I am going to make an album that sounds like a Bowie album. I'm just saying that would be an inspiration for some of the writing and songs," Elba said.

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