NME.com reports that the follow-up to Amy Winehouse’s Grammy Award-winning album Back To Black is supposed to be released next year. Island Records co-president Darcus Beese was very impressed with some demos for that album that he heard. He told BBC News:
“I’ve heard a couple of song demos that absolutely floored me. Hopefully we’ll have her album next year.”
In other Amy Winehouse news, the debut album by her 13-year-old godddaughter Dionne Bromfield, which is titled Introducing Dionne Bromfield, was released on Monday in the UK on Winehouse’s Lioness Records label.
This past Saturday night, October 10th, Winehouse appeared on BBC-TV’s Strictly Come Dancing with Bromfield to promote Bromfield’s album. Bromfield sang “Mama Said” with Winehouse providing backing vocals. You can watch a video of the performance below:
Bromfield’s got a good voice. Best of luck to her.
The Times of London ran an article last week (October 6th) about the Strictly Come Dancing appearance.
I hope that Winehouse’s work with Bromfield and the upcoming third album of her own will get her focused back on music. She has made the news far too often over the past two years for reasons other than her considerable musical talent. If Winehouse can get the third album completed and it turns out to be a great album, she will have pulled off one hell of a comeback story. This is one writer who is rooting for that to happen. I look forward to hearing the album.