The family of Amy Winehouse have confirmed that an album of previously-unheard songs by the tragic singer will be released in December.
Since her untimely death in July, rumours have emerged of a collection of such tracks, and this week Amy’s father Mitch Winehouse confirmed that this was true, adding that the album will be called Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures and will be released on 5 December.
Giving a sneak preview of the album to The Sun newspaper, he said that he spent so much time “telling her off” that he had never really appreciated what a “true genius” his daughter was.
“It wasn’t until I sat down with the rest of the family and listened to this album that I fully appreciated the breadth of her talent. From jazz standards to hip-hop songs, it took my breath away,” he added.
The record will feature 12 new tracks and has been produced by Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson. Music t-shirts based on the new album art are likely to become available soon after release.