When we talk about Amy Winehouse we immediately think to her turbulent private life full of excess and extravagance, leaving out sometimes the most important thing that Amy was and will forever be a unique and inimitable artist in her genre.
It’s been four years since Amy is no longer there, but the void she has left in all of us is still too large to be bridged.
A 19-year-old Amy pose in one of her first photo shoots (Feb. 2003).
Amy Winehouse (2004) Photo Murdo Macleod
We known Amy Winehouse in 2003 when she released her debut album Frank , and it was love at first sight.
We were speechless facing a voice so powerful and profound, especially listening to the singles Stronger Than Me and Take the Box .
Although Amy was not very enthusiastic about her first album, we really liked it and listening Frank today we realize that Amy has always had something special.
Back to Black (2006)
The consecration as a diva arrives in 2006 with the release of the second album Back to Black .
The album that blew us away for his frankness, that impressed us with its deep sweetness and that made us feel bad with the poignant and unforgettable Rehab , with the distressing Back to Black and especially with the heartbreaking Love is a Losing Game .
Memorable songs that allowed her to win 5 Grammy Awards in 2008.
Amy Winehouse has influenced many artists
The Italian Nina Zilli one of many artists inspired by Amy Winehouse
Amy was so unique and original that many artists such as Adele, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Lily Allen and the Italian Nina Zilli, just to name a few, were inspired both by her tone of voice so special that by her inimitable style a bit retro that has always distinguished her.
The price of Fame
Amy like many celebrities had everything, she had the talent, she had the fame, she had the money and above all she had huge attention from the media who did not give her a moment of respite and judged all the time for everything she did. All these attentions probably have made her fragile and insecure making her actually a victim of something bigger than herself.
We don’t know how all this has impacted on her happiness and on her lifestyle and above all we will never know when the dreams of this British girl have turned into demons leaving the place to self-destruction of the success. A dark and cursed world that devours the fragile victims as Amy dragging them into the oblivion of addiction and depression.
We only know that Amy is another burned star too quickly that we regret forever.
The Documentary Film
Probably when we’ll look at the documentary film (Amy: The Girl Behind the Name ) on the Amy life, we will feel a sense of melancholy and sadness that will intensify again that pain felt in that damn July 23, 2011, and never faded because Amy Winehouse we still lack a lot.
We miss her extraordinary voice from the unmistakable tone. We miss her songs so honest and brilliant. We miss her intense and penetrating gaze. We miss her because we will have wanted to see her sing with our Quinn Archer, for sure together they would created something memorable.
Amy Winehouse photographed by Hedi Slimane
Goodbye Amy, you’ll always be in our hearts!!