Unheard Amy Winehouse demo

An unheard demo from Amy Winehouse has surfaced online, dating back to 2001 when she was just 17 years old.

The song is called My Own Way, and was co written by London musician Gil Cang, along with with James McMillan and Maryanne Morgan. It was recorded with the idea the Winehouse would use it to attract the attention of labels.

“We’d been writing quite a lot of pop tunes, doing a lot of pop promos with various artists who would come in, many of various, dubious talent. It was at a particularly dire time in the pop world – lots of terrible, terrible girl bands and boy bands and we had to make something for them,” Cang explains to the Camden New Journal.

“Amy came in to see us, opened her mouth and just blew us all away. We were struck immediately by her talent – it was a real jaw on the floor moment. We were like wow, yes.”

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