Lisa Marie Presley has removed the ''bad people'' from her life.
The 44-year-old singer - the daughter of the late Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla - has left Los Angeles to live in England and only felt ready to make a new album after making some other changes to her life.
The mother-of-four told The Sun newspaper: ''I just needed a break, a change of scenery. I had to get rid of everything that was around me.
''I felt I was in a draconian web that I had helped spin and I needed to unspin.
''It was only by clearing out the bad people - 'friends', employees, everyone with the exception of my immediate family - that I was inspired to write songs again.''
Lisa Marie - who is believed to have quit Scientology earlier this year - believes the ''toxic'' influences around her had left her ''angry, unhappy and disturbed'' but she now feels much better about herself.
She added: ''I was very angry before. But I didn't know why I was angry because I could not see what was around me, what I was connected to.
''I was surrounded by unbelievably disgusting, despicable and toxic people. I cannot even begin to explain it but it would make an incredible movie.
''I was shadow-boxing. I was angry, unhappy and disturbed, and because my life was being controlled like I was a puppet. I was fighting a lot.
''But getting away, waking up with the bad stuff gone, meant good stuff came up. I began to write again.''
The musician has been married to guitarist Michael Lockwood since 2006. She was previously wed to Danny Keough, the late Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage.
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