Album: Revolve (2015)
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  • The title track of Revolve, this features the voice of Idris Elba and acts as an introduction to the album. John Newman explained why he recruited the English actor for this track to "It's a short story and it nails the concept that 'Revolve' comes from me noticing the cycles in time and how the world turns, how music and fashion go in circles and I wanted someone to make it motivational," he said. "I talked to Will Smith about it, he said yes, but I didn't get anything back and I decided it might be a bit bigger than my boots. Idris is a very humble person, he's British, a Londoner and he nailed it."


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