New Amy Winehouse songs “as autobiographical as ever,” say singer’s family

New Amy Winehouse material, which may be released posthumously as a third album, will give an account of the years that followed the release of the soulful singer’s second album Black To Black, telling the story of the marriage and divorce from ex-husband Blake Fielder-Civil and issues with alcohol and drug addiction, according to the Daily Mail.

A spokesperson for the late icon’s family reveals that the songs appear to have carried on with her autobiographical approach of songwriting; “Amy always had a notebook on her and would write down lyrics and ideas. People who have heard the new songs say that they are very, very good and that they are as autobiographical as ever.”

The Mail On Sunday reports the material would be released next year using Amy’s vocals along with contributions from her friends. The proceeds would be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation – the charity her father Mitch wants to set up to help people overcome addiction.

Hmm… thoughts? Should these songs be released?

I’m never comfortable with an artists’ material being released after a sudden passing.