Sunday, July 24, 2011

RIP Amy Winehouse: A Sad Loss of Soulful Talent

British soul singer and international success Amy Winehouse has died. She was found on the 23rd July, Saturday afternoon in her flat in her hometown Camden, North London of unconfirmed causes. Such a disappointing end to a story of such an authentic musical talent.

It is no secret that Amy had serious problems with drink and drugs, in fact, it is these demons that shaped her into the person we all grew familiar with as much of her troubled experiences fueled her creative direction in music. Jazz was Amy's forte, music purely of the heart and soul and Amy didn't care if every part of herself was expressed in that way,
"I’m not frightened of appearing vulnerable. I write songs about stuff that I can’t really get past personally - and then I write a song about it and I feel better."

It was this attitude that separated the down-to-earth singer from so many other artists in the industry today.  Amy had literally tattooed her heart on her sleeve, she was brave in that way. She wrote songs to try and pull her out of desperate situations and we could hear her pain and suffering through her stunningly haunting vocals. 

It's just a shame these songs were not enough to save Amy and Fl@unt is devastated at the loss of such a voice. Amy had already achieved so much success and respect in her career, influencing artists such as Adele and Jessie J who have gone on to become successful internationally also. We honestly believed there was still more to come from Amy.

Condolences to her family and close friends.  

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