The Libertines’ frontman Pete Doherty has posted a heartfelt version of his tribute song, dedicated to the late singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse.
The single titled ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ was inspired by his friendship with Winehouse, all the profits raised by the song will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.
The lyrics written for the tribute song are very poignant, Doherty was a good firend of Winehouse’s before she passed away of alcohol poisoning on July 23rd 2011.
Doherty is joined on the track by Drew McConnell from Babyshambles and Helsinki on bass, Jamie Morrison on drums, Stephen Large on keys and Street on acoustic guitar and percussion, with strings arranged by John Metcalfe (Durutti Column).
‘Flags Of The Old Regime’ is produced by Stephen Street, who previously worked with Morrissey and Blur, the single was released on March 3rd.
Recently, Doherty spoke about his relationship with Amy Winehouse. He explained his experiences writing songs with Amy, claiming she certainly didn’t pull any punches and that she was a “harsh critic”.
The footage was recorded at Karma Sound Studios in Thailand by Katia De Vidas. The Libertines are currently working on new material in Bangkok and will be playing the 3 Arena on July 9th.
Watch Pete Doherty perform an intimate acoustic version of ‘Flags Of The Old Regime’.