Taken as a whole, Storm and Grace is a unflinchingly honest piece of work from this songwriter, who, though known for her tough frankness, has managed to create a tender, consoling thread that runs throughout the album. Weary; may concern a relationship that didn't work out, but it is suffused with a genuine warmth, as Presley sings: I will always love you/you can move on, dear.
For Presley, the album s conciliatory theme grew out of wanting to have peace in her life after a period of turmoil and letting go of what no longer suited her. There were a few years there where everything around me had fallen apart, she says. All the things that had become my foundation were gone and I had to shed a lot of skin. I found myself really vulnerable afterward and that's what birthed the album s vibe. It s me without any attitude or anger at a time of rediscovery.