Amy Winehouse’s first posthumous song “Cherry Wine” on Nas’ upcoming studio album has surfaced in the UK. Although it’s a collaboration with the rapper, it has a distinctly jazzy sound.
The track, produced by long-time Winehouse collaborator Salaam Remi, premiered on BBC Radio 1 and has a slot on her tenth studio album, titled Life is Good.
This is the Nas’ tenth studio album and the song is the latest to feature Winehouse posthumously. It follows her Lioness: Hidden Treasures album released on last December by Island Records.
Producers Mark Ronson and Remi and members of Winehouse’s family assembled the unreleased tracks and demos for Lioness, including the first single, “Body and Soul”, a duet with Tony Bennett. Nas also collaborated on a song, “Like Smoke” off that album.
Winehouse reportedly left behind thousands of hours of recorded tracks and vocals. The “Back to Black” singer died last July from acute alcohol poisoning after a long bout with drug and alcohol abuse.
“I believe she has left something beyond her years. She has put a body of work together that will inspire an unborn generation,” Remi said before the release of Lioness. “I’m blessed to be part of that process, to have known that person and to continue her legacy with this album.”
Check out the new song below, as well as the track list for her new album. It goes to retail on July 17.
1. No Introduction (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)
2. Loco-Motive feat. Large Professor (Produced by No I.D.)
3. A Queens Story (Produced by Salaam Remi)
4. Accident Murderers feat. Rick Ross (Produced by No I.D.)
5. Daughters (Produced by No I.D.)
6. Reach Out feat. Mary J. Blige (Produced by Salaam Remi, Rodney Jerkins, DJ Hot Day & Nas)
7. World’s An Addiction feat. Anthony Hamilton (Produced by Salaam Remi)
8. Summer On Smash feat. Miguel & Swizz Beatz (Produced by Swizz Beatz)
9. You Wouldn’t Understand feat. Victoria Monet (Produced by Buckwild)
10. Back When (Produced by No I.D.)
11. The Don (Produced by Salaam Remi, Heavy D & Da Internz)
12. Stay (Produced by No I.D.)
13. Cherry Wine feat. Amy Winehouse (Produced by Salaam Remi)
14. Bye Baby (Produced by Salaam Remi & 40)
Bonus Tracks for Deluxe Edition:
15. Nasty (Produced by Salaam Remi)
16. The Black Bond (Produced by Salaam Remi)
17. Roses (Produced by Al Shux)
18. Where’s The Love feat. Cocaine 80s (Produced by No I.D.)
19. Trust (Produced by Boi 1da) (iTunes Bonus Track)
20. The Don (Don Dada Remix) (Produced by Salaam Remi & Heavy D) (Japan Bonus Track)