Twelve years without Amy Winehouse – The prophetic swan song of 'Back To Black'

Amy Winehouse, the wonder girl with the magical voice, has left a void that cannot be filled.

Amy Winehouse remains one of the original voices of the modern music scene and one of the most perfect soul singers of her generation, although twelve years have passed since her untimely death that spread untold sadness on July 23, 2011.

Her brightest star dazzled everyone and forced them to bow to its brilliance.

The huge and unique legend that Amy Winehouse created and left behind in the 27 years of her short life cannot be forgotten.

Amy Winehouse was born in London on September 14, 1983. She was a child prodigy, a mystery from her early years.

But her first breath was not easy. Amy's family life was difficult and this affected her deeply. She grew up with divorced parents and this change strongly affected her psychology and way of thinking.

These adversities, however, made her more determined and resilient and paved the way for her explosive personality to manifest through her music.

In a unique way, he combined old and new sounds to create a fresh, exciting and subversive sound that managed to move the audience.

He managed to release only two full-length albums, the second of which caused an unprecedented frenzy of international proportions. Amy Winehouse's contribution remains indelible and for this reason the admiration for her and her irresistible and admirable voice remains undiminished.

Amy Winehouse's voice was unique and unrepeatable. Influenced by jazz, soul and R&B, she was more than rare.

From the very first notes, Amy Winehouse could connect her emotions with her music, bringing intensity and soulful honesty to each song. Her lyrics were honest, often reflecting her personal struggles and offering an honest look into her soul.

Amy Winehouse had a tendency to create contemporary stories that sounded like products of a bygone era. Nevertheless, when she made her recording debut with the album 'Frank' in 2003 at the age of 20, she was trapped in the jazz clubs of the 1950s.

Her swan song with the theatrical 'Back To Black' (2006) followed the grandiose production techniques employed by Phil Spector, the brilliant Motown Records producer.

The opening of the record, with "Rehab", brought back memories of the music of Ray Charles and Donny Hathaway, with influences from The Supremes, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin and Martha & the Vandellas abounding.

Although beneath the surface of 'Back to Black' lurked more contemporary textures, which came into full bloom in their rendition of 'You Know I'm No Good', there was a deliberate to artful attempt by producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi to keep the material by Amy Winehouse firmly rooted in the past.

As the colorful orchestrations of saxophone, drums, horn and tambourine combine, they provide a solid backdrop that matches the British performer's intensely emotional vocal style.

Equally important, however, was the air of more innocent times evoked by the vintage touches in the orchestration.

That's because 'Back To Black' came from a completely different universe. Built on personal intimacy and honesty, as made evident with 'Tears Dry On Their Own', Amy Winehouse pours her whole heart and soul into her songs.

Combining drug and alcohol addictions along with her dependence on men, she lashes out at former lovers while simultaneously feeling the depths of loathing.

Alternating between provocative depictions of strength and stories of pain that reveal her vulnerable side, Amy Winehouse used the music's naivety to lend weight to her innate hip-hop musings.

With a full range of expletives and endless observations, she undeniably examined her recent experiences, while her engaging performance and sharp wit made 'Back To Black' an unflinchingly compelling affair.

A record - a personal confession that described her life itself and especially as a prophecy what was to follow in the next, last years.

Amy Winehouse may have been anticipating the crash, but it was impossible not to hang on her every word as she looked to music as a lifeline, hoping it could save her from the impending doom as things about her life begin to unravel. .

"Back To Black" made Amy Winehouse the big winner at the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, but she was absent from the awards ceremony as she had recently entered rehab and was also denied a work visa to enter the US.

Of course, he appeared at the 2008 Grammy Awards live via satellite from London.

At that event, 'Back To Black' was named 'Best Pop Performance Album', 'Rehab' was named Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Performance, while Amy Winehouse was also awarded Best New Artist .

With that triumph, Amy Winehouse became one of five female artists at the time to win five awards in a single night.

Despite her untimely death on July 23, 2011 at the age of 27, Amy Winehouse's music and art will live on forever. Her unique voice and emotional way of expressing herself continue to inspire and touch the hearts of people around the world.

Her honesty and authenticity touched the masses and made her one of the most adored artists of her generation.

At the same time, Amy Winehouse's songs remain an indelible piece of memory in the music world and her influence extends to new artists to this day.

Amy Winehouse was much more than an artist. She was a true phenomenon, a soul who expressed her pain and joy through music. As we continue to honor her memory, her music continues to take us on a journey into unique and unexplored aspects of her soul.

Her music remains alive and timeless, having left a strong and indelible mark on the history of music. Amy Winehouse was an artist with a soul and her sound will continue to enchant and move audiences.