Lisa Marie Presley To Release Duet With Father On “I Love You Because”
A forgotten Elvis Presley song is getting a modern makeover from his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. After Lisa Marie performed an emotional duet alongside her father’s vocals just for fans on the 35th anniversary of his death, she has decided to officially record and release a video due to overwhelming response.
She will debut a video for the song “I Love You Because” on Thursday, Oct. 18 on CMT, which will feature appearances of her own twin daughters Finley and Harper, son Benjamin, and daughter Riley, as well as clips of Elvis himself throughout the video, reports CBS News.
The song was originally recorded by Elvis in July 1954 at the same time he recorded “That’s All Right,” but his producer Sam Phillips didn’t think the song was a good choice as a first single. “I Love You Because” was ultimately included on the King’s debut release, but he never performed the song again after its recording, until now.
Lisa Marie’s duet alongside vocals of her late father is also reminiscent of another legendary father-daughter duet, Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole, who sang with her father’s vocals on “Unforgettable.”
The video for “I Love You Because” will debut Thursday on CMT and CMT.com, with the single version being made available on iTunes on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd.
Listen to Lisa Stanley’s full entertainment report on the duet below!