This song was originally written and recorded by Mumford & Sons for the 2011 film adaptation of Wuthering Heights
. However it was not included in the soundtrack, or officially released by the band.
Three years later, the song finally found a home on Idris Elba's album Mi Mandela
with an instrumental contribution by Mumford & Sons and vocals by Maverick Sabre. The actor told Spin
magazine about the collaboration with the British band. "Mumford and I worked on a video for one of their songs, 'Lover of the Light
,' and I got to know them from doing that."
"At the same time, I was in love with their song 'Home' from hearing it on the Internet, it wasn't on any albums and it was a beautiful song and I really wanted to remake it.," he continued. "So I asked them, and they said, 'We don't know what we're gonna do with that song, we might use it. But why don't you go ahead, do what you think you want to do with it, and then play it to us.' Eventually they loved it so much that they ended up playing on the record."