A new Amy Winehouse documentary has launched exclusively on BBC iPlayer today (June 22).
Titled Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words, the documentary features extracts from various interviews the late singer gave to the BBC between 2004 and 2008, including some material which has never before been broadcast. The documentary also features excerpts from several Winehouse live performances, including unseen footage of the soul star singing ‘Love Is A Losing Game’ and ‘Wake Up Alone’ in a BBC One Session from 2007.
“I’d say to sing soul, I think you have to have grit, you have to be able to see through the world, you have to be able to be withdrawn sometimes and you have to be able to be your own best friend as well, it’s important. As well as your own worst enemy,” Winehouse says with typical candour in the documentary.
Amy Winehouse In Her Own Words arrives shortly before Amy, the forthcoming documentary film about the late singer, which opens in UK cinemas on July 3. The documentary film from the BAFTA-winning director of Senna promises “previously unheard tracks” and “extensive unseen archive footage” and is also billed as the story of the six-time Grammy-winner “in her own words”.
Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27. A posthumous compilation album titled ‘Lioness: Hidden Treasures’ followed later that year.