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Unseen Amy Winehouse footage used in new lyric video

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Unseen Amy Winehouse footage used in new lyric video

A new lyric video for Amy Winehouse‘s "Tears Dry On Their Own" features previously unseen footage of the late singer.

The 2007 single appears on Winehouse’s classic second studio album, 2006’s "Back To Black". Today (April 10), fresh visuals for the song have been shared ahead of the new Back To Black biopic hitting cinemas this Friday (12).

Per an official description, the ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ lyric clip was created by using outtakes from the original David LaChapelle-directed music video, which was shot in Los Angeles, California.

The first scene finds Winehouse kneeling on her bed in a motel room before she walks out onto the street. Later, we see the star fixing her iconic beehive hairdo in between takes as a clapperboard enters the shot.

Further unscripted and unused moments from the shoot show Winehouse laughing on set and rolling her eyes at the camera while singing the chorus. Tune in here:

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, "Back To Black" tells the story of Winehouse in a feature-length film for the first time. The biopic follows the star from her teenage years, growing up in north London, through her meteoric rise to a Grammy-winning sensation in the ’00s.

Winehouse is portrayed by Marisa Abela (Industry), with the cast also including BAFTA-nominated actor Jack O’Connell, Lesley Manville, Eddie Marsan and Juliet Cowan. Screenwriter Matt Greenhalgh (Nowhere Boy, Ian Curtis biopic Control) has written the screenplay.

In a four-star review of Back To Black, NME said that Abela “captures Winehouse’s fascinating mix of self-belief and frailty” and “takes on her songs pretty remarkably”.

It added: “It offers a welcome reminder of Winehouse’s plucky spirit – something that often gets lost when her life is reduced to a hackneyed tale of talent and tragedy […] You’ll come away wanting to take a deeper dive into the remarkable artist that inspired it.”

Tomorrow (April 11), NME is launching a special print edition celebrating the life and legacy of Winehouse – and to mark the release of Back To Black.

Meanwhile, Taylor-Johnson recently spoke about ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ during an interview for NME‘s "Soundtrack Of My Life" series.

She explained: “I’ve been making Back To Black for two years now – and I’ve known that this song is quite important to the movie… It’s deeply penetrated in my mind. Maybe one day it will leave, maybe it won’t.”

Source: NME

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