A week after her death, speculation has been swirling regarding whether Amy Winehouse had another album on deck for release. Now, news suggests that there will in fact be a new album released posthumously. Her forthcoming record that she had been working on as of late is said to focus on her tumultuous and drug-addled relationship and subsequent divorce with Blake Fielder-Civil.
Fielder-Civil, 33, is currently in prison, and had been married to Winehouse for two years when they split in 2009. A spokesperson for Winehouse’s family said, “Amy always had a notebook on her and would write down lyrics and ideas. People who have heard the new songs say they are very, very good and that they are as autobiographical as ever. The period after 2006 was when Amy went through the most emotional upheaval, with Blake going to prison and then their divorce.”
Fielder-Civil is said to be inconsolable over Winehouse’s death, yet reports suggest that he was the one who got her hooked on drugs in the first place.
A source says that most of the tracks are just demos, and that the songs where Amy had laid down a backing track would be completed using Amy’s vocals or contributions from friends.
The release is slated for next year, and the proceeds for the album will go to a charity that Winehouse’s father Mitch has set up – one that will help people struggling with addiction.