The Presley pair star in new music video
When Lisa Marie Presley said she was done fighting her legacy as the only child of rock 'n' roll king Elvis Presley, she apparently meant it. Lisa Marie Presley's new video, I Love You Because, is an emotional duet with her late father.
Due to premiere on Thursday on country music TV channel CMT in the U.S. and CMT.com, the video was recorded in August for the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.
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.
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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.