Danielle Spencer has returned to music an eight-year gap with the release of ‘Calling All Magicians’.
Danielle says that it is not a surprise she had an eight-year gap between her first and second album. Something got in the way. “Marriage and motherhood, I know. I tell you what. It's a journey,” she tells Undercover News. “It wasn’t a conscious decision. I got married and fell pregnant very quickly. The decision was made for me. I went on this ride of marriage and motherhood and making the family unit work. My partner (Russell Crowe) works overseas a lot and does a lot of travelling so there is a lot of holding things together so there didn’t seem to be a lot of space for me at that time to continue with my own thing”.
In those eight years she didn’t totally give it away. “When I finally made the decision that I was going to get the album together (because I had been writing along the way of making babies, I always play piano or sing or write), but when I made the decision that I wanted to get a body of work together and make an album then it did come together a lot more quickly”.
Her husband Russel Crowe directed the video for her the single off the album ‘Wish I’d Been Here’. She says they have a professional working relationship. “We’ve always had this feeling like “oh, is this going to be alright but we've done a clip before and we met working on a movie so our relationship kicked off in a professional setting. I guess that was already there. So we revert that that professional persona. We don’t really relate to each other as husband and wife on set.”
Calling All Magicians is out now through Roadshow Music.
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