When Amy Winehouse tragically passed away at the age of 27 this summer, the talented songstress left behind an all-too-short musical legacy. But while Winehouse left fans with her memorable hits and two studio albums, there was undoubtedly still more to come. Now, it’s no longer a matter of “if” fans will get to hear more from the late star, but when.
According to an announcement on Winehouse’s official website, Island Records will be releasing a posthumous album on Dec. 5. The album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, will feature 12 previously unreleased tracks from Winehouse, including alternate versions of classics (“Tears Dry,” “Valerie”), a number of covers (the Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” bossa nova classic “The Girl From Ipanema,” Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You”) and new compositions, including her duet with Tony Bennett.
The website calls the album, which was compiled by Winehouse’s longtime collaborators Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson, “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.”