John Newman tests music in the sun
John Newman "tests" his music by driving in the sun.
The 'Come and Get It' singer wanted his new tracks to be the perfect soundtrack for a summer's day so ensured he played them in that setting to make sure he had achieved the vibe he wanted.
He said: "I set out to make a record that felt good listening to while driving in the sunshine.
"I was testing the songs in my car in LA when I was making the record.
"The best thing for me about driving is the sun."
It isn't only his own music that John listens to, as he is also a big fan of Nick Jonas.
He said: "One of the best pop tunes I've heard in a long time is probably Nick Jonas' 'Jealous'.
"I thought there was beauty behind that song and it wasn't given enough credit."
While he is happy with his songs, the 25-year-old singer worries his dancing isn't up to scratch.
He told heat magazine: "I think the best thing for me to do would be to practise in front of a mirror, but I don't. I probably should."