Today would have been Amy Winehouse’s 28th birthday and so it’s perhaps fitting that it has also seen the release of her last studio work, a duet with Tony Bennett. Recorded at Abbey Road in March, Bennett said of their collaboration, “we had a beautiful time recording together in the studio and I knew that Amy was very happy with how she performed that day. I thought she was absolutely brilliant and this recording truly captures the essence of her unique artistry. She was a rare talent.” Proceeds from the release are due to go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, although the full details are still to be announced.
The track sees Winehouse go firmly back to her jazz roots, and the video does seem to show her in better health than for a while.