It’s been almost four years since the death of the troubled and talented singer Amy Winehouse, but in a new documentary slated for release later this year, fans will get a glimpse into her life like never before. Amy: The Girl Behind the Name, currently cosigned by her family, will feature exclusive archive footage and unheard tracks. Her very public struggle with drink and drugs ended tragically in 2011 when she was just 27 years old, and the film features early footage leading up to her passing. The film team behind this documentary is the same who did the award winning Senna doc about the F1 driver Ayrton Senna. Top notch film making in that one, so expect the same level of excellence here.
“I say things in songs, I wouldn’t even admit to myself looking in the mirror.” -Amy Winehouse
It is a damn shame that an artist like this left us way too young, like so many who struggled with the same demons before her. She will be remembered not for just her troubles, but with collaborations with artists such as Nas and Ghostface, as well as Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi among others. Her music lives on, and Back To Black is a modern classic loved not by us here at Flea Market Funk, but by critics and fans world wide. Winehouse was one of a kind, and maybe her success got the best of her, because in the end all she wanted to do was sing. With a July 3rd UK release, there is no release date as of yet for the United States. Keep your eyes open for this one, it looks to be an interesting view. We haven’t thought about Amy in quite a while, and this teaser has us popping in some of her music for a Friday. Enjoy.
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