Wednesday, March 14, 2012
– Lisa Marie Presley will release "Storm and Grace," her first album in five years and her Universal Republic/XIX Recordings debut on May 15.
The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and recorded at The Village in Los Angeles.
"Storm and Grace" is a departure from the hard-edged sound of Presley's earlier albums - 2003's RIAA Gold-certified "To Whom It May Concern" and 2005's "Now What," both of which debuted in the Top 10 of The Billboard 200. The instrumentation of Storm and Grace reflects her Southern roots, from the, swampy vibe of lead single You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet and Sticks And Stones to Soften The Blows and the title track, which evokes a back porch jam session.
"Just over two years ago, I went to England to attempt to write another record after finding myself in a considerably disheartened and uninspired state creatively. Over an 8-month period, I wrote 30 songs. I was fortunate to be able to write with some incredible artists and singers such as Richard Hawley (from Pulp), Ed Harcourt, Sacha Skarbek and Fran Healy (from Travis), to name a few," said Presley. "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. It was a dream come true and such an honor when T Bone liked the songs and produced and played on the record."
"When songs from Lisa Marie Presley showed up at my door, 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," said Burnett.
1. Over Me
2. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet
4. Close To The Edge
5. So Long
7. Soften The Blows
8. Storm Of Nails
9. How Do You Fly This Plane?
10. Sticks And Stones
11. Storm and Grace
Presley is managed by Simon Fuller, CEO and Founder of XIX Entertainment.