New Amy Winehouse songs inspired by divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil

Spokesperson for singer’s family says material is as “autobiographical as ever”

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Amy Winehouse

A spokesperson for Amy Winehouse’s family has revealed that the songs she recorded before her death will document her divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil.

According to The Mail On Sunday, the material the late singer had been working on as the follow-up to her 2006 album ‘Back To Black’ was as “autobiographical as ever” and dealt with the end of her relationship with her former husband.

Sources also told the newspaper that the material would be released next year using vocals from the singer and contributions from her friends, and that the proceeds would be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation – the charity the singer’s father, Mitch Winehouse, wants to set up to help people overcome addiction.

Last week, reports surfaced that Universal – which owns Winehouse’s label Island – were considering posthumously releasing 12 songs that she had recorded before her death.

Now, a spokesperson for Winehouse’s family has revealed:

Amy always had a notebook on her and would write down lyrics and ideas. People who have heard the new songs say that they are very, very good and that they are as autobiographical as ever.

They added:

The period after 2006 was when Amy went through the most emotional upheaval, with Blake going to prison and then their divorce.

Last night, Winehouse’s ‘Back To Black’ charted at Number One in the albums chart. Her debut LP, ‘Frank’, also achieved its best-ever chart placing at Number Five.

Winehouse was found dead in her London home nine days ago (July 23). The cause of her death has yet to be confirmed.

Amy Winehouse - her life in photos

'A voice that could pin you to the back of the room' - Amy Winehouse remembered

Amy Winehouse - ten songs to remember her by

Read More On This Artist

More News
Lucy Rose announces UK tour and promises to play new material
Sleaford Mods' Jason Williamson: 'Bono's such a massive cunt'
Future Islands' Samuel T Herring feared he 'was going to die' earlier this year
Madonna calls new album leak 'a form of terrorism'
New Official Chart Show host Clara Amfo is 'surprised at how nice everyone's been'
Wiley reschedules tour following unrelated shooting outside London venue
Wu-Tang's RZA: 'I used to do rap battles on the spot where Eric Garner was killed'
Pond unveil new video for track 'Sitting Up on Our Crane' - watch
The 1975 named as the hardest-working band this year with 195 shows in 29 countries
Muse update fans on new album as they record with orchestra in Milan – watch
Apple did not intentionally delete music from users' iPods, jury finds
Scott Stapp alleges that 'the heart of ISIS is in my own family' in uncovered 911 calls...
Florence & The Machine and Alt-J added to Flow Festival line-up
AC/DC sell out Wembley Stadium gig in 60 minutes
Laura Marling announces new album 'Short Movie' – hear first song now
D'Angelo team confirm release of new album was brought forward following Ferguson protests
St Vincent reveals 'Birth In Reverse' video and says she has recorded songs with Carrie...
Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars perform 'Uptown Funk' on finale of 'The Voice US'...
Kendrick Lamar premieres brand new song on 'The Colbert Report' – watch
The Decemberists share new song 'The Wrong Year' - listen
Records by Sex Pistols, Chic, Neil Young, Lou Reed added to Grammy Hall of Fame
Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning sentenced to 13 years for sexual abuse

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM