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Friday 29 August 2014

Reed: Making music is inspiring

Nikki Reed has written her new album with her husband

Nikki Reed is to show off her singing skills by recording an album, she has revealed.

The 24-year-old actress, who is best recognised for playing vampire Rosalie Hale in the Twilight films, admitted that her husband Paul McDonald had encouraged her to explore her musical side.

"What makes this album special is the fact that Paul and I wrote every song on here together. I've always loved music and felt connected to it, but was too afraid to explore that avenue. It was Paul's encouragement and talent that made me feel safe enough to try," she wrote on her official website.

"We are inspired by the process itself. There is no greater feeling than doing something you love with someone you love. There will never be another record like this for us, because it's as much about the message behind it as it is about the music."

Nikki, who married the American Idol contestant in October 2011 after they met on a red carpet in March 2011, will perform a few shows at Texas' South By Southwest (SXSW) festival and plans to release the album later this year, followed by some European tour dates. The couple have already released an EP, titled The Best Part, together.

She insisted that music is their baby for now, telling People.com: "Right now we're just so focused on what we're doing together musically and where we're at in our careers.

"I can't try to predict what life has in store for us because obviously at a certain point, you throw your hands up and say what's meant to happen will happen. But right now at this moment, I don't feel like I'm insistent on that. I just feel really content."

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