Amy Winehouse could soon be back in the charts in a collaboration with New York rapper Nas.
A new track featuring previously unreleased vocals by Amy Winehouse has surfaced online.
The track, called Cherry Wine, features Amy Winehouse, who died from alcohol poisoning a year ago, singing the chorus with the lines: “Where is he / the man who is just like me / I heard he was hiding / somewhere I can’t see.
“I’m alone / and I realize that when I get home / I want to go to my red and my cherry.”
The song was produced by Salaam Remi, who had introduced Amy Winehouse and rapper Nas and worked on both of Amy’s albums released when she was alive, Frank and Back To Black.
Nas had recorded with Amy Winehouse before. Their song Like Smoke was released on her posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures.
Speaking about that track, Nas said hearing it back was difficult for him.
He said: “It’s a bittersweet feeling to do something with her now that she’s not here. I’m happy… the sweet part is that we do have the music, fans have new music from her.
“The bitter part is that she’s no longer here to really give it to us and to really live her music and for us to see her smile and hear her voice.”
Cherry Wine appears on Nas’ new album, Life Is Good which also features work from Drake, Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Swizz Beatz and Heavy D and will be released on July 17.