Last week, i-D online joined Lisa Marie Presley in Soho as she debuted Storm and Grace, her haunting new goth blues album – which she wrote at her new home in England.
Lisa Marie has been reluctant to discuss the album's lyrics, but the therapeutic nature of Storm and Grace leaves little doubt. Her performance was as haunting as the album. Standing next to her husband and guitarist Michael Lockwood, she was dressed in a floor-length black dress and big black desert boots, her signature Memphis blow-dry as big as ever, and seemed as stripped down emotionally as her show was technically. And as Lisa Marie's tiny frame belted out those poignant lyrics, it was impossible not to get taken by this person, whose life has been shaped by the greatest musical legends to ever hit the planet.
Singer/songwriter discusses using music as form of therapy and her new album, Storm & Grace
Though she is the daughter of one of rock and roll's most celebrated icons, Elvis Presley, life hasn't always been lovely and tender for singer/songwriter Lisa Marie Presley. Her father and mother, Priscilla Presley, divorced when she was only four years old. Then, just six months after her ninth birthday, Presley suffered the loss of her father. An artist in her own right, music has remained a solid foundation in her sometimes tumultuous life.
Lisa Marie Presley is Fault's First Ever Reversible Cover
We are delighted to announce that this issue of FAULT Magazine will see us launch our first ever fully reversible cover. In addition to our main cover (featuring actress Brittany Snow), the Underground Issue will also see music icon and rock 'n' roll nobility Lisa Marie Presley adorn the back cover.
(L-R): BMI’s Clay Bradley, Lisa Marie Presley, and BMI’s Leslie Roberts and Mark Mason. Photo: Drew Maynard
Lisa Marie Presley visited BMI's Music Row offices on Monday, August 20, with her latest album Storm & Grace (produced by T Bone Burnett) in tow. The visit included a viewing of the video for Presley's single, "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet." While in Nashville, Presley also made her Grand Ole Opry debut. Source
On Tuesday night (Aug. 21), Lisa Marie Presley made her Grand Ole Opry debut, putting her in a tie with her late father, Elvis Presley, in terms of the number of times -- exactly once -- that they both performed on stage at the venerable institution. When asked about the impending Opry appearance while in Memphis for Elvis Week last week (Aug. 16 marking the 35th anniversary of Elvis' death at age 42), Lisa says she told fans that she hoped to break with family tradition. "I'm hoping that I'm not told to take up truck driving," she said, reopening the history books to Oct. 2, 1954. On that night, after his Opry guest spot, Elvis was told he might want to consider returning to Memphis and his job driving a delivery truck. Although he was, by all accounts, shattered at that advice, he obviously rebelled against it -- and changed the world forever in the process.