Previously unreleased Amy Winehouse collaboration with Nas surfaces online
14:18 GMT, 4 July 2012
Amy Winehouse could soon be back in the charts in a collaboration with US rapper Nas.
A new track featuring previously unreleased vocals by the late singer has surfaced online.
The track, called Cherry Wine,
features Amy, who died from alcohol poisoning a year ago, singing the chorus with the lines: ‘Where is he / the man
who is just like me / I heard he was hiding / somewhere I can’t see.
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Cherry Winehouse: Previously unreleased Amy Winehouse vocals have surfaced online, featuring in a new track by US rapper Nas called Cherry Wine
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‘I’m alone / and I realise that when I get home / I want to go to my red and my cherry.’
The song was produced by Salaam Remi, who had introduced the pair and worked on both of Amy’s albums released when she was alive, Frank and Back To Black.
New York rapper Nas had recorded with Amy before. Their song Like Smoke was released on her posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Nas and Amy had collaborated previously on Like Smoke which featured on Amy's posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Speaking about that track, Nas said hearing it back was difficult for him.
He said: ‘It’s a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she’s not here. I’m happy… the sweet part is that we do have the music, fans have new music from her.
‘The bitter part is that she’s no longer here to really give it to us and to really live her music and for us to see her smile and hear her voice.’
Cherry Wine appears on Nas’ new album, Life Is Good which also features work from Drake, Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Swizz Beatz and Heavy D and will be released on July 17.