LMP Talks About Finding Self with New Album
Not releasing an album for seven years, Lisa Marie Presley is starting over with a new sound.
Ever since her music career started nearly a decade ago, Lisa Marie Presley was judged in her father's shadow and never felt comfortable with the sound of her first two albums, 2003's To Whom It May Concern and 2005's Now What. Presley, who recently released her third album Storm and Grace, revealed in a recent interview that she found herself while working on Storm.
Presley's first two albums reflected a rebellious time in her life, a point in which she didn't want to do country out of fears of comparison with her father. Yet, she mentioned in an interview with Reuters, the top-40 marketing from a decade before felt forced and the country sound of Storm fell into place. In fact, she considers her third album an anti-pop record. She said: "Once I got that out of my system ... I just quieted and calmed down ... In this process of writing this record, I found a better bed for myself and my voice and my writing to lie in."
While Presley went for an Americana sound, she mentioned Dan Fogelberg, Gordon Lightfoot, and Neil Young as inspirations and worked with T-Bone Burnett and British producers in London. She added: "The Brits tend to acknowledge and respect culture and tradition. (They love) what's amazing about Americana music, so they naturally respected and admired it, and it was such a natural progression."
In an interview with Us Weekly, Presley revealed that she essentially started from the ground up for Grace and Storm, which included moving to England. She explained the changes in her life by saying: "I think I'm just kind of getting rid of everything and everyone that was around me and starting from ground zero again. People around you will either make or break you and I just think that I was previously surrounded with the wrong people and situations. I was quite angry as a result. I was constantly shadowboxing but I wasn't sure who to fight."