August 1, 2011 7:55
New Amy Winehouse songs inspired by divorce from Blake Fielder-Civil
Spokesperson for singer’s family says material is as “autobiographical as ever”
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.
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.
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