Amy Winehouse to Release Posthumous Album
1 year ago
One track was reportedly recorded when singer was on drugs
A "secret" album from deceased singer Amy Winehouse will be posthumously released The Sun reports.
Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures boasts a 12-track LP with songs that addressed her troubled relationship with ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil. Produced by Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, Winehouse's parents got a first listen to the album last week in a West London studio.
"I spent so much time chasing after Amy — telling her off — that I never realised what a true genius she was," her father Mitch Winehouse said. "One of the new songs on the album, Halftime, I'd never heard before. It is just incredibly beautiful."
Her father also added that if the album wasn't up to the same standard as her other LPs, including Frank and Back to Black, they would not have released it.
Winehouse was found dead in her bed by a bodyguard. Medical examiners found that she had five times the legal limit in her system when she passed. The embattled singer had been addicted to drugs, but remained clean since 2009.
The album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures is set to release on December 5. And, proceeds from every sale of the album will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation.