Words by Emily Shapiro
Before Amy Winehouse’s passing, she spent a bunch of time kicking it in St. Lucia, relaxing and recording with her long-time producer and friend Salaam Remi. Remi, a native of Barbados, worked with Winehouse throughout her career on some of her most famous tracks and was by her side in her last moments of music-making. Some of these recordings are set to be released on Amy’s final album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, on December 5th. The much anticipated work will include a variety of styles and collaborations including “Like Smoke,” (stream below) with Nas. Read more about all the new tracks here.
Amy definitely honors the culture of the Caribbean, through “Our Day Will Come,” an easy reggae version of a tune originally recorded by R&B group Ruby & the Romantics in 1963. The Remi-produced track, which has all the components of a great reggae song, is made more intriguing by the contrast between the upbeat basslines and the sad sultryness her voice was known for. Give it a listen below and be sure to check out the whole album when it is released.
“Our Day Will Come”