Like Smoke is the lead single off Amy Winehouse's posthumous album, entitled Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Winehouse always had a personal wish to collaborate with her dear friend Nas, hip-hop artist extraordinaire.
They collaborated on the song Like Smoke back in 2008, produced by Salaam Remi.
The song is a retro, bluesy melody in typical Winehouse fashion. But it proves to be decidedly more beautiful and haunting now that she is singing to audiences from the other side.
Like Smoke will probably have a similar effect on listerners as the rest of the songs from Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Nas' collaboration on Like Smoke is particularly good. He adds a more modern, urban edge not usually heard in Winehouse's songs.
The rapper sings lyrics such as like a polygamist with a twist, will I marry again, maybe, I guess And I be out in London, Camden, hunting for the answers why the God take away the homie. I can't say that I'm a firm believer that we all meet up in eternity. Just hope the big man, show me some courtesy.
The blend of the two gritty voices, backed by opposing beats, is effortless.
If the rest of the album is anything similar to Like Smoke, the world is in for a bittersweet treat.
Nas appeared on BET's 106 & Park back in August and the topic of Winehouse's passing, of course, was mentioned.
Nas had this to say: She was struggling with a lot of things in her life, but she was a real artist. She was like a little sister to me. We had the same birthday so she just had this big, big spirit for this little body. I wish she was here today. God bless her soul.
Amy Winehouse's autopsy was released on Oct. 26. The analysis revealed that Winehouse drank herself to death.
The soulful singer who revolutionized a genre was found dead with empty vodka bottles in her room and more than five times the legal limit of alcohol in her system.
She had a blood alcohol level of 0.4 percent. The legal drinking limit in both the UK and the U.S. is 0.08 percent.
Take a listen to Like Smoke at Hot97.