Winehouse’s label says fans might get to hear what the singer was writing and recording before she passed.
Amy Winehouse’s critically acclaimed second full-length album “Back To Black” showcased her talents as well as her addictions. By the time that “Black to Black” became a hit Winehouse was also famed for her public antics—so when the singer passed last Saturday many were saddened but not shocked.
Now Universal, which owns Winehouse’s label Island Records, claims she has about 12 songs recorded that could possibly be released. Throughout the past two and a half years Winehouse has been in and out of the studio laying down basic recordings for about a dozen songs, says an unidentified source.
Winehouse was so confident in few of her recordings that she allowed the big shots at the label to take a listen. And apparently they were “sensational,” sounding similar to “vintage Amy.” But any released recordings will be at the consent of Winehouse’s parents, say the label. Fans can only hope that these bare-boned, impressive recordings will be available to the public so the troubled singers last thoughts and emotions can be heard.
“Amy had expressed an interest in getting back into the studio, and after some consultation everyone thought that would be a positive thing and a distraction from the other things she was dealing with,” says the source.
Though we now know that was not enough to help Winehosue overcome her battles, we can only hope to hear and experience what she was going though as some sort of closure.