Lisa Marie Presley has been away from the music scene for seven years but this week marks her return with a new album Storm & Grace.
I caught up with the singer/song-writer to chat about the new album, the new sound and what lies ahead.
- You are about to release your new album Storm & Grace so what can fans expect from this new record?
I think it is just more of a broken down, stripped down, organic record than I have done before. It is less produced and it is more of a rootsy and Americana album; it was written in England ha-ha.
MP3 TRACK/HIGH RES PHOTO ART - AVAILABLE UPON REQUESTLISA MARIE PRESLEY DUETS WITH FATHER IN NEW VIDEO "I LOVE YOU BECAUSE,"
PREMIERING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th ON CMT AND CMT.COM
Presley Announces U.S. Headline Tour Dates in Support of her New Album, Storm and Grace
NASHVILLE – Monday, October 15, 2012 – Lisa Marie Presley will world premiere her new video "I Love You Because," an emotional duet with her late father Elvis Presley, on CMT and CMT.com on Thursday, October 18th during the 8 and 10 a.m. ET/PT music hours. At the suggestion of renowned producer T-Bone Burnett, Lisa recorded the Elvis song in August for the 35th anniversary of her father's death. The video was only intended to be viewed by some 25,000 fans in attendance at the 35th Anniversary Concert at the FedEX Forum in Memphis, but following a warm reception by fans, Presley agreed to share the video with CMT.
Having a celebrity parent, history suggests, can be a terrible burden to bear – not least since nowadays, the popstar offspring that eschews showbiz in favour of a "proper" job is a rarity. And as celebs go, they don't come much bigger than Elvis, not so much a star as a figure of mythic proportions, his earthly domain preserved in all its kitsch glory like an outsize reliquary of postwar American aspiration.
Lisa Marie Presley performs her first UK gig despite suffering from a cold
She relocated to the English countryside just over two years ago so its no surprise that Lisa Marie Presley was excited about performing her first gig in her adopted home country.
The only daughter of Elvis Presley, who decided to shun the LA lifestyle and make rural East Sussex her home, took to the stage at Bush Hall in Shepherd's Bush on Thursday night, despite being under the weather.
Performing her own tracks and dueting with British singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, Lisa Marie wowed the audience in her highly anticipated first UK gig.