Lisa Marie Presley says she still asks for Elvis’ help 41 years after the death of her father.
The death has not gotten in the way of Elvis and daughter Lisa Marie Presley’s relationship.
The singer-songwriter, 50, revealed she still feels a connection with her father, 41 years after his death during an interview with the BRITISH talk show “Lorraine.”
Speaking about their new duet, “Where no one Stands Alone,” Presley said: “I felt really emotional. It is never pleasant to sing and cry. You just can’t do that in a good way. I had to keep my composure, but I felt very connected to him and to the song.”
Asked if she ever asks her father for guidance, she said, “I would not say that I talk to him … I just remember everything. I can kind of pull out of the files what memories I have and all that kind of stuff. And occasionally ask for help. That was the case with this record. I felt like a hand come down to me, it felt like that a little bit.”
Presley, who stated that she feels the most comfortable when she is upstairs in the living room of Graceland itself, also described how she felt at the recently stumble across a quote from the King about fatherhood for the first time.
“There was a quote on the wall as I was leaving the [new Graceland] show, it said something like” a father is the best thing that ever happened to me.’ I had never seen it before, last night was the first time I saw it, so that was really cool,” she said.
“I knew there was a big love there,” she added. “There is a strong connection since the moment that I can remember. The kind of fixes what I felt was the truth, which is that I feel like I am the most important thing to him.”
Elvis died of a heart attack on Aug. 16, 1977, when he was 42 years old. At the time of his death, Lisa Marie was only 9 years old.
“Where No One Stands Alone” appears on the new album with the same name, a collection of updated Elvis gospel songs. It was released last Friday.
This article originally appeared on Page Six.