When Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment nearly a year ago, the music world and beyond was shocked and saddened. Everyone from Adele to Russell Brand to Janelle Monaé and more was publicly grieving for the loss of the soulful star. She exuded Motown, overflowed with raw talent, yet shrugged it all off with the air of a legend.
This morning, rapper Nas released “Cherry Wine,” his collaboration with Amy Winehouse. It wasn’t his first time to work with Amy, we heard him previously on her track “Like Smoke.”
Thankfully for die-hard Amy fans (myself included), there is more to come than just Lioness: Hidden Treasures, the album of previously unheard Amy recordings released last year.
Mitch Winehouse (Amy’s father) told BBC 6 Music that his daughter had completed even more unreleased recordings before her untimely death. He elaborated, “I’m not sure that there is much more but I’m sure that we will get at least one other album out, if not two. There are loads of covers, loads of them, but the problem is we don’t want to rip anybody off. When her fans are so precious to us we don’t want to put out dross.”
There is currently no news regarding an official release of the new material in question, but I personally vow to keep you updated. Mostly because I’ll be on the edge of my seat until then.