'I just caught her at that magic moment,' Ronson says of the performance
A new clip has been revealed from Amy Winehouse biopic, Amy.
The feature-length documentary from Asif Kapadia, the Bafta-winning director of Senna, was released in UK cinemas on Friday (July 3) and broke a UK box office record in its opening weekend.
This newly uploaded snippet shows the late singer recording her famous hit ‘Back To Black’ in the studio, singing it a cappella to producer Mark Ronson.
“I just caught her at that magic moment,” Ronson says of the performance.
Meanwhile, Mark Ronson has praised the film for helping to highlight the “genius” of Winehouse’s lyrics.
The late star’s father, Mitch Winehouse, has criticised the documentary, claiming it tries to portray him “in the worst possible light, but Ronson, her frequent musical collaborator, has endorsed it heartily in a new interview.
“What I love about it is that my wife never got to meet Amy, and I am always telling her stories about us in the studio and the clever, witty things Amy would say,” Ronson told The Mirror. “We watched it and my wife said, ‘Now I get it, now I see the Amy you talked about’. I forget that not everyone got to see that side of her.”
Continuing, Ronson – who produced six tracks on Winehouse’s landmark 2006 album ‘Back To Black’ – praised the film’s director for deciding to project the singer’s handwritten lyrics onto the screen at numerous points in the film.
“The thing that’s really good about the film is the way they show the lyrics to make sure you read every word and understand them, the genius of them,” Ronson explained, also saying of his late collaborator: “She was a genius. I forget that when I played her the piano chords to ‘Back To Black’, she wrote the lyrics in an hour. I was blown away, people just don’t write lyrics like that anymore.”
Amy Winehouse is on the cover of this week’s issue of NME, which is available digitally and on newsstands now.