Despite her untimely death, Amy Winehouse lives on through her musical legacy - and there may be more to it than we thought!
According to The Huffington Post, sources at Universal said that Winehouse left the "framework" for about a dozen tracks, but it is unconfirmed how close to completion they were. Her spokesman added that there is "plenty" of material that could potentially be released as a posthumous album.
In the wake of her death, Winehouse's two albums have torn up the Billboard charts, re-entering the Hot 200 five years after her last album was released. 2006's Back to Black took the top ten by storm at number nine, while 2003's Frank is at number fifty-seven. Her recent chart performance could indicate the perfect timing to release her unheard material.
Earlier this year, Winehouse contributed to crooner Tony Bennett's upcoming album of duets, Duets II, due out September 20. The Telegraph reporter Neil McCormick joined the pair in-studio, where Winehouse gave her last-ever interview, talking influences and musical style:
“You’re just feeling it. You don’t think about it. If you thought about it, you wouldn’t be able to sing it at all...I’m not a natural born performer. I’m a natural singer, but I’m quite shy, really...You know what it’s like? I don’t mean to be sentimental or soppy but its a little bit like being in love, when you can’t eat, you’re restless, it’s like that. But then the minute you go on stage, everything’s OK. The minute you start singing.” (Source: The Telegraph)
Winehouse's collaboration with Bennett will shed light on the development of her talent in more recent years, but for now fans are holding their breath to hear more of her unreleased jazzy soul on a posthumous album of her own.
Also, be sure to check out Back to Black producer Mark Ronson and the Glee cast's tribute covers of Winehouse's fan favorite, "Valerie."
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Would you be excited to hear a posthumous Amy Winehouse album?