The first trailer for the upcoming Amy Winehouse documentary Amy, has been released, and it’s an eerie insight into the fame and fortune that would eventually consume her.
In an early interview with the singer played throughout the teaser, Winehouse predicts she would be too fragile to handle fame and public pressure.
Winehouse – who died at the tender age of 27 in 2011 – was a true original in the mainstream music scene, with smoky, R&B-flecked vocals, and her defiant breakthrough hit ‘Rehab‘ helped usher in a new wave of powerful soul singers including Adele.
Amy will feature unheard recordings and rare archival footage and chart her life from aspiring teen singer songwriter through the release of her two studio albums until her death.
Over the gloomy, isolated vocals of her hit ‘Back to Black‘, Winehouse muses on her identity as a singer and her connection to songwriting. When asked by an interviewer, “How big do you think you’re going to be?” she responds, “I don’t think I could handle it, I would probably go mad.”
The constant pursuit of paparazzi and her erratic behaviour would steal the spotlight from her musical gifts. Throughout the teaser trailer, images of Winehouse throughout her short lived life form a collage on screen, only reinforcing the tragedy of her untimely death and wasted talent.
The film’s timely trailer has dropped just as the acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck makes its way around the world.
Directed by Asif Kapadia and produced by James Gay-Rees, the highly-anticipated documentary Amy is set to screen for a limited time in Australia mid-year.