Amy Winehouse’s father can’t bear to watch the video to her latest song.
Mitch Winehouse gets upset when he sees the archive footage of his daughter – who was found dead from accidental alcohol poisoning in July, aged 27 – collated for her track ‘Our Day Will Come’.
He tweeted: “I just almost watched Amy’s ‘Our Day Will Come’ video. She is so lovely.”
The song is a cover of Ruby and the Romantics’ 1963 single, recorded in 2002 and included on the posthumous release ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’. Producer Salaam Reimi – who had worked with the ‘Rehab’ singer on her albums, ‘Frank’ and ‘Back to Black’, as well as on the posthumous compilation – says it will serve as a poignant reminder of the star’s talent.
He said: “Lots of people are going to want to remember other aspects of her life, but what we have here highlights that musically and creatively, she was the tops.
“She was a great musician and a great songwriter as well. She wasn’t a musical fluke.”
While the album collects a number of previously unreleased songs by Amy, her record label, Island, has promised to honour a request she made that a further 12 songs recorded before her death never be made public.
The record labels’ Darcus Beese said he felt one song, ‘Procrastinate’, would be a definite hit, but added: “If you ever hear ‘Procrastinate’, you have my permission to come into my offices and fire me.”
‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ will be released on December 5 with one pound from every sale being donated to The Amy Winehouse Foundation, set up after her death to help struggling young people.
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