August marked the 35th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death, but his daughter, Lisa Marie Presley, is keeping his spirit alive with her new video, “I Love You Because,” a duet with her dad.
The video, set to premiere Thursday (Oct. 18) on CMT and CMT.com, was initially recorded as a special treat for the 25,000 fans attending the anniversary concert in Memphis on Aug. 16, but per CMT, the response from fans convinced Lisa Marie to release the video publicly.
Elvis initially recorded the track “I Love You Because” in July 1954, but producer Sam Phillips thought it was unsuitable for Elvis’ first single. The song ended up on his first album in 1956 and never performed it again. Lisa Marie Presley recorded her vocals for the song in August at the suggestion of producer T-Bone Burnett, as a special fan tribute.
Much like the duet itself, the video is definitely a family affair, featuring pictures of Lisa Marie’s twin daughters, Finley and Harper; her son, Benjamin; and daughter, Riley; along with Elvis and Lisa Marie herself.
The single will be available on iTunes Tuesday with the video available for download on Oct. 25.