Presley Asks 'Now What' On Sophomore Set
Preceded by a cover of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry," Lisa Marie Presley will return with her second solo album this spring.Preceded by a cover of Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry," Lisa Marie Presley will return with her second solo album this spring. Due April 5 from Capitol, "Now What" boasts 10 original songs in addition to her version of the 1983 Henley hit, and guest appearances by pop singer Pink and Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones.
Presley wrote six of the album's tracks with in-demand songwriter Linda Perry, who has worked with everyone from Gwen Stefani and Christina Aguilera to Unwritten Law and Courtney Love. "You went with who I am," Presley writes to Perry in the album's liner notes, "and I don't think I've ever had so much fun in the writing process."
The artist also co-wrote material with Gus Penaloza, Michael Lockwood and Eric Rosse, who reprises his role as her producer on the new album. Jones adds guitar to the virulent "Idiot," while Pink adds vocals to "Shine."
Presley's take on the Henley/Danny Kortchmar-written "Dirty Laundry" (which Henley took to No. 3 on Billboard's Hot 100) is already getting substantial exposure in a series of television promos for the hit ABC series "Desperate Housewives." Further on-air promotion will come with appearances on the syndicated "Oprah Winfrey Show" (March 28), ABC's "Good Morning America" (March 29), CBS' "Late Show With David Letterman" (April 1) and the syndicated "Ellen DeGeneres Show" (April 5).
At deadline the artist had only one concert appearance on her schedule, a March 20 show at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Calif.
"Now What" is the follow-up to 2003's "To Whom It May Concern," which debuted at No. 5 on The Billboard 200. The set has sold 588,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Here is the "Now What" track list:
"I'll Figure It Out"
"When You Go"
"Turned To Black"