An old Elvis Presley song is getting a modern makeover from his 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, which will feature appearances of her 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.” “I Love You Because” was included on the King’s debut release, the 1956 album Elvis Presley, but he rarely performed the song.
Lisa Marie’s duet with her late father is also reminiscent of another legendary father-daughter duet, Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole; Natalie recorded a virtual “duet” with a recording by her late father on “Unforgettable,” which won three Grammys in 1992.
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.
– Britt Bickel, K-EARTH 101