Danni Leigh is back after a 15-year hiatus from the business with a new project, Walkin’ on a Wire, available June 10 via BFD / Audium Nashville.
Leigh co-wrote each of the 11 songs on her new collection, which explores love, loss and life’s complicated moments. The first single, “My Arms Stay Open All Night,” was written with Melba Montgomery, and the song’s intro features her in a candid recording from their co-writing session.
“Walking On A Wire is a good image of how I feel navigating the world right now,” she says. “That’s why I chose it for this record because it feels like with the pandemic and everything that is going on in the world right now. The song itself is talking about a relationship that is a little rocky. I don’t feel that way about my husband, of course. It’s more like the visual of walking on a wire in the world, really.”
During her time away from music, Leigh spent time focusing on her family and lived in Spain for five years. The project is a welcome return from an artist who has come into her own during her time away from the spotlight and is comfortable in her own skin.
“I learned too not to go too crazy,” she explains. “Less is more and I think that you hear that on this record. We didn’t pile on a whole bunch of stuff. The instruments breathe. They make poignant statements themselves. I’m not trying to over sing anything or prove a point or be anybody except myself, and that’s what this is to me. I’m real proud of it. I hope people like it.”
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