Forget every preconceived idea you might have about Danny K. The tabloid favourite. The ladies man. Even the award-winning R&B star. After a decade of music making, Danny's finally found his sound – and it's on jaw-droppingly great display on his brand new album.Aptly titled 'Across The Line', the set of songs on Danny's fifth studio album deliver just what the singer and songwriter had in mind when he returned to the studio – and that is to swing the spotlight firmly, and convincingly, back on the music."One of the disadvantages of not having a new album out for three years means that people began to see me as just this guy in the magazine dating models," Danny says with real candour."But I am first and foremost a musician and so when it came to choosing an album title, I looked for a metaphor that would hopefully get people to see me without the tabloid filter and instead focus on the music – and especially this new creative growth. 'Across The Line' is my line in the sand."His ally in this landmark release is a producer who was at Danny's side when he first came onto the South African music scene, Pete 'Boxsta' Martin. Back then, Danny was a young upstart whose self-titled debut contained a monster pop/R&B song in 'Hurt So Bad' that rapidly ignited his solo career and remains an evergreen South African favourite 10 years on.2000's 'Danny K' was followed by 'J23' (2003) and 'This Is My Time' (2006) both of which delivered a march of radio hits and earned Danny a string of accolades including the 2007 South African Music Award for Best Pop Album for 'This Is My Time'. Between these albums, a raft of collaborations (including the album 'Same Difference' with Mandoza), high-profile live appearances, the deeply affecting loss of his brother, and, yes, his very public love life it wasn't hard for Danny to let his own music path retreat into the hazy distance.