One month after Amy Winehouse's family and record label announced the release date of her posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, a new track has been leaked.
Halftime, a soulful tune created with Questlove of The Roots, is one of four previously unreleased Winehouse recordings.
Recorded in August 2002, around the time Winehouse made her debut album Frank, Halftime features lyrics like time to make it through / consider the change / seek it from a different view.
The leak of Halftime comes just one week after Winehouse's family and friends presented fans with a video for Our Day Will Come, a cover of the '60s track by Ruby and the Romantics.
The music video, made up of personal clips and performance footage of the late singer, has already been viewed by more than 1.2 million people on Winehouse's VEVO/YouTube channel.
In October, Island Records confirmed the release of Lioness: Hidden Treasures, Winehouse's third studio album.
Lioness features 12 tracks, including alternate versions of existing Winehouse hits, new compositions and unreleased recordings.
Following her tragic passing in July, some of the producers and musicians who worked closely with Amy Winehouse, among them Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, spent time listening over the many recordings that Amy had made, before, during, and after the release of 'Frank' and 'Back To Black,' Island Records said in a statement in October.
It was said by all who worked with Amy that she never sang or played a song the same way twice . . . 'Lioness: Hidden Treasures' proves a fitting tribute to the artist, the talent and the woman and serves as a reminder of Amy's extraordinary powers as a songwriter, a singer and an interpreter of classics, the record company added.
The leak of Halftime follows the footsteps of Winehouse's other previously unreleased tracks, including Like Smoke, a duet with the rapper Nas.
Halftime, Id never heard before, is just incredibly beautiful. If the family had felt that this album wasn't up to the standard of 'Frank' and 'Back To Black' we would never have agreed to release it and we believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to Amy's musical legacy, the singer's father Mitch Winehouse told The Guardian.
A coroner's inquest of Winehouse's death confirmed in October that the singer died from drinking too much alcohol. According to the report, Winehouse, who was 27 at the time of her death, had more than five times the drink-drive limit in her system.
Partial proceeds from Lioness: Hidden Treasures album sales will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was created on Sept. 14, a day that would have marked Winehouse's 28th birthday.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures arrives in stores on Dec. 5.
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