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Friday 22 August 2014

Lisa Marie Presley: People criticise me

Lisa Marie Presley

Lisa Marie Presley says some people are out to "shoot her down".

The singer and daughter of Elvis and Priscilla Presley has released three studio albums, with her latest offering Storm & Grace peaking at just number 45 in the US charts.

The 44-year-old claims people expect a lot from her music because of her famous father, and she sometimes wishes she had a talent besides singing.

"Some people think, 'Oh, you've got it easy,' and they want to shoot you down," she revealed to the BBC.

"But other people really want you to make it. Whatever the reaction is, it can be pretty extreme and that's what's overwhelming. But it's usually more on the side of gunning for me. I tell you, I wish I had some other creative outlet besides this. But honestly, I've always loved writing, I've always loved music. I've been doing this ever since I can remember."

On her latest album, the singer added an emotional bonus track where she sings: "Too bad she ain't just like her Daddy, oh what a shame. She got no talent of her own. It's just her name."

Lisa Marie famously moved from Los Angeles to England in 2010 for a fresh start.

"My head was spinning. I was surrounded by a lot of things that I needed to rid myself of. I needed to shake some barnacles off," she explained.

"And I did. I got rid of everyone and everything that I knew and started from ground zero. I refused to have an entourage, refused to have people working for me, because those kind of situations can get kinda toxic. I just needed to be around simplicity and normal things, so I came to England."

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