Recorded when she was just 17, My Own Way was originally intended to attract record label attention for the young Amy Winehouse. Not spoken of until now, this is one of the artist’s earliest recordings, and years later holds that exquisite power the jazz soul singer was known for.
After falling in love with Amy Winehouse, the world tragically lost her to a debilitating drug addiction. Hearing this track drives home just how devastating her departure truly was.
Gil Cang, a musician from Camden, shared the demo over 15 years after its recording in 2001, having worked with Amy prior to her signing with Island Records.
Released on Youtube, the track could prove controversial as Island Records reportedly destroyed all unfinished works of Winehouse after her death to prevent posthumous releases under her name.
However Cang has said that he simply wanted people to hear her voice again stating, “I’ve had it knocking about for so long. I found it again last week and thought – I’ll put it out there so people could hear it.”
Via Dazed Digital.