Lisa Marie Presley to Release New Album, Her First in Five Years
Lisa Marie Presley will release a new album, Storm and Grace, on May 15. It will mark the singer's first album in five years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut. It was produced by Grammy winner T Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village studios in Los Angeles.
Said to reflect her "southern roots," Elvis Presley's only daughter, managed by American Idol creator and XIX founder Simon Fuller, traveled to England for inspiration and found it in the artist-friends Richard Hawley (from Pulp), Ed Harcourt, Sacha Skarbek and Fran Healy (from Travis).
“Nothing was planned or contrived in any way and out of it came a very organic record that was always inside of me and that I am incredibly proud of," Presley says in a Thursday announcement. "It was a dream come true and such an honor when T Bone liked the songs and produced and played on the record.”
Adds Burnett: "I was curious. I wondered what the daughter of an American revolutionary music artist had to say. What I heard was honest, raw, unaffected and soulful. I thought her father would be proud of her. The more I listened to the songs, the deeper an artist I found her to be. Listening beyond the media static, Lisa Marie Presley is a Southern American folk music artist of great value,"
To promote the album, Presley will also be performing on en episode of American Idol, tentatively scheduled for May.
Presley has released two previous albums, 2003’s To Whom It May Concern, which was certified gold, and 2005’s Now What, both of which debuted in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200.