The video for Amy Winehouse’s “Our Day Will Come” — one of the covers that will appear on her posthumous December disc Lioness — arrived today. Savor it, because according to a report in the Guardian, per the late singer’s wishes, many of her unreleased recordings are going to stay that way — unreleased and locked in Island Records’ vaults.
In a new Music Week interview, Island’s Darcus Beese revealed there’s at least a dozen additional unfinished Winehouse cuts that the label won’t be releasing. The exec said he’s defended the release of Lioness by arguing, “She’d tell you … ‘I fucking wrote the songs. People should fucking hear them.’ ” His logic is a little flawed, though — the album is partially comprised of covers of the Shirelles’ “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” Donny Hathaway’s “A Song for You” (originally written and recorded by Leon Russell), and “Our Day,” which was a 1963 hit for Ruby & the Romantics. The LP also includes alternate versions of previously released tracks “Wake Up Alone” and “Valerie.”
Beese specifically mentions a Winehouse track called “Procrastinate,” saying, “If you ever hear ‘Procrastinate,’ you have my permission to come into my offices here in Kensington and fire me.” As the Guardian points out, the track leaked years ago and has been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube.
But for now: “Our Day Will Come,” a new video built out of archival footage of Winehouse. It’s on the album with the cover shot by Bryan Adams.