An album containing previously unheard material by soul singer Amy Winehouse is to be released just months after her death.
Winehouse’s tumultuous two year marriage to Blake Fielder-Civil apparently inspired the singer to write and later record songs about her heartbreak. During their union, which ended in 2009, Fielder-Civil went to prison and Winehouse publicly struggled with addiction.
While most of the songs inspired by that relationship were recorded as demos, there’s enough material to piece together an album and release them in the upcoming months.
Amy’s father says that all proceeds from this album will benefit organizations that provide services to people struggling with addiction. Amy Winehouse’s estate and Island Records will release this posthumous album featuring 12 unreleased songs hand-picked by the two men that shaped Winehouse’s sound and career, Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi. The compilation album will be called Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and is due out December 5, 2011.