Gil Cang, a London musician and producer, has released a rare and previously unheard demo of a 17-year-old Amy Winehouse.
The song entitled ‘My Own Way’ was written by Cang with co-composer James McMillan and was recorded in September 2001 in a bid to attract record label attention prior to Winehouse signing to Island Records.
“We’d been writing quite a lot of pop tunes, doing a lot of pop promos with various artists who would come in, many of various, dubious talent,” Cang said. “It was at a particularly dire time in the pop world – lots of terrible, terrible girl bands and boy bands and we had to make something for them. Amy came in to see us, opened her mouth and just blew us all away.”
“Ive had it knocking about for so long. I found it again last week and thought – I’ll put it out there so people could hear it.”
Listen to it, here: