Amy Winehouse’s Posthumous Track ‘Cherry Wine’ Featuring Nas Debuts (AUDIO)
Nas’ “Cherry Wine” — which features the late, great singer — debuted on BBC radio Tuesday night. The track, produced by Salaam Remi, features a drumbeat that samples James Brown’s “Funky Drummer.”
It’s not the first time Winehouse and Nas teamed up.
“Like Smoke” — a collaboration between the two — was released on Winehouse’s posthumous album, Lioness: Hidden Treasure. “Cherry Wine” will be included on Nas’ Life is Good, set to hit stores on July 17.
Both songs came from recording sessions that took place in 2008, and Nas says the duets were made of magic.
“We don’t even have an explanation for how it happened,” he told NME. “It was just magic. It just happened. It was supposed to happen. She made it happen.”
Remi, meanwhile, told the Hollywood Reporter that Winehouse’s influence will be felt for years to come.
“Amy is going to inspire a bunch of kids that aren’t even born yet — the same way she was inspired by Donny Hathaway, or Billie Holliday, or many different artists that came and passed away before she was born,” he said. “At the end of the day, what she’s been able to do in her musical legacy is going to last very long. And someone will be inspired.”
Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27 in July 2011.
“Cherry Wine” brings hope with lyrics such as, “Life is good, no matter what.” View the rest of Nas and Amywinehouse’s “Cherry Wine” lyrics on DirectLyrics.
Listen to “Cherry Wine” below — sound off about it in the comments.