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Listen To This Newly-Discovered Amy Winehouse Demo


A newly-discovered Amy Winehouse Demo has appeared online. The previously unheard demo was recorded when Amy was just 17 years old. It was reportedly made in 2001 to attract record labels.

It has been shared by London musician Gil Chang, wo co-wrote the track along with James McMilan and Maryanne Morgan. Cang says the track only took three takes.

Speaking to the Camden New Journal, Chang said: ‘We’d been writing quite a lot of pop tunes, doing a lot of pop promos with various artists who would come in, many of various, dubious talent. It was at a particularly dire time in the pop world – lots of terrible, terrible girl bands and boy bands and we had to make something for them.’

‘Amy came in to see us, opened her mouth and just blew us all away. We were struck immediately by her talent – it was a real jaw on the floor moment. We were like wow, yes.’

Amy’s former label boss at Universal Music, David Joseph said in the past that numerous demos from the star had been destroyed, in order to stop any possibility of a release after her death.

Speaking in 2015 Joseph said: ‘It was a moral thing. Taking a stem or a vocal is not something that would ever happen on my watch. It now can’t happen on anyone else’s.’

Cang has defended his decision to share the demo, saying: ‘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.’

Listen to ‘My Own Way’ below: