Olly Murs announces new single 'Moves (FT Snoop Dogg)', as heard in 'Johnny English Strikes Again'
Olly Murs and Ed Sheeran got together to write down the song which is set to define Johnny English in his upcoming movie.
Olly Murs will release ‘Moves Ft Snoop Dogg’ on September 28. Written by Ed Sheeran and Steve Mac, it’s a massive slice of pure pop joy and features as the end credits track on the forthcoming Universal Pictures' 'Johnny English Strikes Again' which enters cinemas from October 5.
When Olly started working on his forthcoming new album he reached out to Ed Sheeran and couldn’t believe his ears when he heard ‘Moves’. Both Olly and Ed were keen to add a melodic US rapper to the track, and the only name on both their lists was Snoop Dogg. “Snoop was just perfect for the song,” Olly enthuses. “There’s no one else that has that much character in his raps. He’s such an original.” What began life as a really good track was transformed into an instant classic. Olly, who joined 'The Voice' as a judge last season and returns in the new year, is currently putting the finishing touches on his new album, his first since ’24 HRS’ in 2016 featuring the smash hit ‘You Don’t Know Love’.
David Kerr's 'Johnny English Strikes Again' is set to hit the theatres on October 5, and this time Rowan Atkinson's character is probably a better representative of the post-Brexit Britain as compared to his more sophisticated equivalent, James Bond. In the upcoming movie, Johnny English is left as the last glittering hope for the secret service whose undercover agents suddenly find themselves exposed following a cyber attack in Britain. English is compelled to leave behind his life as a retired man, and once again chase down the streets of London to find out the mastermind hacker.
As a spoof of James Bond, Johnny English has been claimed to be the perfect representation of the post-truth era when most people would think of themselves as "resourceful" but are actually pretty shallow. However, this is probably the last time that English has returned on screen, and considering that Mr. Bean too has officially retired, it is only a matter of time before Atkinson lets his fans know that the actor is still not done with the big screen. Well, hopefully! Until then, let's hope that 'Moves' provides a perfect tribute to the character who is just as beloved as Bond.