Her life was short and she left us with only two albums – “Frank” (2003), her debut album and “Back to Black” (2007). Apart from this, she collaborated with many other artists on various singles, performed in live shows and had won numerous accolades and awards. Her musical career might indeed have been brief, but it was a reflection of pure talent, musical knowledge and a captivating personality. As she herself said in The Post on the eve of the U.S. release of “Back to Black” in 2007--“I think the record speaks louder than any of my stupid actions or things that I say.”
To continue making her past a public extravaganza and have differing opinions regarding her death is utterly demeaning and unwanted. One can always romanticize or stigmatize a person but the fact remains that the person is no more. Amy Winehouse’s life was troubled, complicated and even messy, but she was a beautiful and immensely talented woman who charmed many of us with her timeless classics, who should be remembered for her music rather than her tumultuous life, and who will continue to live in the hearts of her fans.
-by Samriddhi Tanti