One of the highlights of this week’s Screen Music Awards in Sydney was seeing Darren and Sally Seltmann become the first married couple to collect a trophy at the event. The Seltmanns won best original song composed for the screen for their joint effort Dancing in the Darkness, which they penned for the ABC drama series The Letdown. Sally reveals to SD that she is busy on several other fronts, the fruits of which will become apparent next year. The singer, who began her career as New Buffalo and co-wrote Feist’s 2007 hit 1234, is working on a new solo album, the follow-up to the first under her own name, 2010’s Heart That’s Pounding. “I always seem to have quite a bit on the go and I haven’t done a solo album for a while,” Seltmann says. Seltmann and her husband, former drummer for the Avalanches, spent a few years living in Los Angeles in the interim but are now Sydney-based. “I did so much writing with other people over there,” she says, “so that’s why I’m feeling like I really need to do my own stuff.” She’s not sticking to that brief entirely, however. Also at the songwriting stage is a new album by Seeker, Lover, Keeper, Seltmann’s collaboration with Aussie performers Sarah Blasko and Holly Throsby. As with her solo work, that project has been on the backburner for a considerable period. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2011.
Sally Seltmann keeps herself busy