Marie Presley's debut single
Monday 7 April, Lisa Marie's debut single (EMI 7243-5-52108-2-1)
will be released in Australia. Unlike in overseas markets, Australia
is receiving only a two track release, not the originally expected
four track compilation.
this will disappoint some people the positive thing is the second
track on the single is Savor, a track not on Lisa's upcoming album
nor on the four track single released overseas. It will also have
overseas collectors clamoring for copies of the Australian single.
is a strong debut for Lisa Marie Presley. The two tracks 'Lights
Out' and 'Savior' complement each other beautifully.
Out, with its infectious beat and interesting lyrics should garner
considerable airplay on rock music radio stations. It has a very
contemporary feel that will appeal to a wide cross-section of the
(younger) rock music buying public, while it is infectious enough
that Elvis fans should also find it appealing. The searing lyrics,
while reflective of the pain of life, aren't stridently so and the
pounding, melodic beat carries you along. Lights Out recalls Lisa's
loss on the death of her Father and the finite period of her own
turned the lights out there in Memphis
where my family’s buried and gone
time I was there I noticed a space left
to them there in Memphis In the damn back lawn”
a resident of LA, the song also captures her ongoing affinity with
her familial roots:
still keep my watch two hours behind"
single release is an improvement on the 1 track promo CD released
a few months ago. On the latter Lisa's voice was overshadowed by
the backing instrumentation. However the final single release exudes
a nice balance between vocal and instrumentation.
Lights Out is a very good choice as an airplay single.
is a darker, moody track. Lisa's voice is pronounced as the backing
instrumentation is more subdued for the ballad format. This is a
song about the imperfection of all people - a song about the duality
of friendship, about being saved and being betrayed:
once again you have betrayed me"
is a plaintive exploration of the weakness of the human spirit and
our need for help:
save me from myself”… Will you embrace me as your friend"
is a song we can all relate to on a personal level. Savior is a
strong, slow ballad that like, Lights Out, you come to appreciate
more and more after repeated listenings.
interviews about her single and album Lisa has stated that the tracks
are a reflection of things, historic and current, in her own life.
There is no doubt they reveal a lot about the inner feelings and
experiences of rock music's latest potential star. Both tracks on
the single were co-written by Lisa Presley and suggest she has a
very good future as a songwriter.
On the basis of her debut single there appears little doubt that
Lisa has the talent to match it with other contemporary rock artists.
Her music is edgy rock and her deep voice has an interesting tonal
quality. She can sing!
the official Lisa Marie
Out was reviewed by Nigel