Nikki Reed and her husband Paul McDonald are collaborating on a new music project, they have revealed.

The Twilight star and the former American Idol contestant announced plans to release a full-length album to People.

Reed explained: "We're actually writing a full-length [album] and we should be releasing that in the next couple of months and hopefully doing some touring in Europe. We're playing a few shows at SXSW.

"Thank God for Paul. He's really expanded my musical taste and knowledge. I do love the fact that the careers that we both have chosen kind of take you away from reality very easily."

She added: "I think it's really nice that we can do this together because it kind of centres us."

Reed and McDonald previously the duet Now That I Found You, while their track All I've Ever Needed featured on The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 soundtrack.

An official release date for their debut album has not been revealed.