Back And Good
Remember how excited you were when you heard the Lily Allen demos? The consistently good, witty output from a british artist? The no hold barred lyrics? Well, it’s time to get ready to feel like that again…
Amy Winehouse is back this autumn to reclaim her crown as London’s sassiest singer with her sophmore release Back to Black.
Unlike her debut Frank which tho well hyped didn’t seem to penetrate further than the sets who actually care who is nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, BTB is still a jazz influenced affair – this time tho, the 60s influences are worn on the sleeve, and the tunes are more poppy in style. Amy’s candid tales of her cheating, drinking and loving are entwined in wonderfully direct retro soul, jazz and doo-wop beats, from Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson.
She’s been compared to the likes to Aretha Franklin and Billie Holiday – whilst this does seem like the usual hyperbole, her ability to craft a thoroughly british modern soul sound, does suggest you’re listening to someone special.
The fantastic first single Rehab is out on the 23rd October with the album out on the 30th.
MP3: Amy Winehouse – I’m No Good (Expired)
MP3: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black (Expired)
MP3: Amy Winehouse – Addicted (Expired)
buy: Amy Winehouse – Back to Black