It starts with a woman singing, “black….,” alone. Then it sails through her life, starting when she was a child, and before you know it, she’s gone.
That’s part of the trailer for “Amy,” the new documentary about British singer/songwriter Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011 at 27 of alcohol poisoning.
For the early seconds in the trailer, Winehouse is smiling, laughing and vivacious. In a later scene, she’s drinking onstage.
When Winehouse burst onto the jazz/soul/doo-wop scene with albums “Back to Black” and “Frank,” her success seemed like a fairy tale. But her inability to cope with sudden fame coupled with alcohol and drug use caused her personal life to spiral quickly.
The documentary will feature previously unseen footage and aims to tell Winehouse’s story in her own words. It’s due for release in July.
“The thing is, I don’t think I’m gonna be at all famous,” she says. “I’m not a girl trying to be a star.”
https://www.youtube.com/embed/_2yCIwmNuLE“>Watch the video.