Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald debut new indie EP, 'The Best Part'
Nikki Reed of "Twilight" fame and husband Paul McDonald are making beautiful music together.
The talented pair, who tied the knot in October 2011 at a private ceremony in California, released a new, 5-track EP through their indie label, Enzo and Ira Records, titled "The Best Part."
"What makes this album special is the fact that Paul and I wrote every song on here together," Reed said on her official website. "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."
"We are inspired by the process itself," she continued. "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."
The new EP, which comes a little more than a week before the release of the final "Twilight" movie, "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," features five alternative country songs which were all co-written by Reed and McDonald, a former "American Idol" finalist. The album is available on iTunes, as well as on Reed's official website, www.iamnikkireed.com.
The actress, 24, also took to her Twitter account to announce the EP's release and encourage fans to visit her website.
"If you go to http://www.Iamnikkireed.com & enter your email address you guys will get updates on everything I am doing as well as a free song!!" she Tweeted on November 4.
Reed, who plays vampire Rosalie Hale in the cult "Twilight" franchise, told OTRC.com in October that the EP was a work in progress.
"I have my EP with my husband, we're singing together, so we're doing an EP with duets and stuff that we've written together," Reed told OTRC.com on October 2.
The pair recently released their duet, "All I've Ever Needed," which was featured on the soundtrack of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
In November 2011, Reed and McDonald debuted their love song duet "Now That I Found You" on Ryan Seacrest's radio show, "On Air With Ryan Seacrest," and talked about how the collaboration came about.
"Paul basically lives with a guitar strapped around his body, and he just walks around the house plays stuff; I've experimented with writing lyrics for other people in the past," Reed told Seacrest. "He recorded the music, and on the way back from Europe, a week and a half ago, I just sat and wrote lyrics to his music. Then we went in this Saturday, and recorded it."
The video for "Now That I've Found You" was released in March 2012, and you can watch it below or on YouTube.