Today, the world remembers the tragic loss of Amy Winehouse. A revolutionary pop figure, Winehouse sadly succumbed to her alcohol addiction ten years ago and has been sorely missed ever since. Her unique view of the world was effortlessly transposed into her work through a collection of soulful and scintillating songs that have made her a legend.
Now, Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, has suggested that there still could be some more new music to come from his daughter. In a new statement, Winehouse has said that a posthumous album could well be in the works.
The singer’s estate has already released one record this way, with Lioness: Hidden Treasures following her tragic death rather rapidly. Mitch Winehouse has now said there could be another album of Amy Winehouse music to come: “We’ve found a few bits and pieces, but it’s difficult because the CDs are a bit corrupted, but apparently we’ve been told we might be able to rescue something,” he told BBC News.
Amy’s father was quick to open up the conversation of the singer’s legacy when he followed that remark with: “It might not be as good as Back To Black but from what I’ve heard, from the snippets that we might be able to rescue, it’s good.”
The new record is also meant to be retrieved from Winehouse’s life before she hit the big time with Frank: “To me, I want to hear all this stuff, and I want Amy’s fans to hear all this stuff so they can see she started there and she ended up here,” Mitch Winehouse added.
The late singer’s mother, Janis Winehouse-Collins, has gone one step further and suggested that it will be called The Progression of Amy if the record does arrive.
“Amy’s mum Janis and I manage her estate, and yes, of course, her music still makes a lot of money, what she did has set her whole family up,” Mitch added as part of a new documentary Reclaiming Amy which will air on BBC this evening.
“The thing is, though, and I can’t say this clearly enough, I would give back every penny just to have my daughter back. Ten years after her death, she is still looking after her loved ones – her family and many of her friends have been supported by her– and that’s typical of her.
“She was generous in life, and in many ways, she still is now.”