The new Amy Winehouse documentary Amy is on its way to theaters, and a new exhibit about her life is headed to the Contemporary Jewish Museum. It seems like Winehouse is at the forefront of music news these days, and all of it is heart-breaking.
This newly-released clip from the doc follows suit. Featuring the singer in the studio recording “Back to Black”, the video shows a side of Winehouse not usually remembered: focused, thoughtful, and gifted.
As the film’s director Asif Kapadia recalls to Rolling Stone, it got to their hands by sheer luck. “We heard a rumor that someone was filming during the session, and we eventually found it.”
In the studio with Winehouse is Mark Ronson, who produced the Back to Black album.
“I just caught her at that magic moment, and she was just ready to get it going,” Ronson says. “That’s why I couldn’t understand what everyone else was saying about this procrastinating, troubled artist.”
AMY will debut in theaters this Friday.