Amy Winehouse's Father Unhappy With Beyonce's 'Back In Black' Cover
Tuesday, 23 April 2013
Written by Elliott Batte
Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch has made a dig at American superstar Beyonce’s cover of his daughter’s track ‘Back to Black’ - stating that he thinks she doesn’t ‘bring anything to it’.
Beyonce was recruited by her husband Jay-Z to cover Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ for the up and coming film adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’, for which Jay-Z is executively producing the soundtrack. But, while many fans will be eager to hear the tune, Amy’s dad is less than impressed with it.
“I don't think she brings anything to it. I wasn't asked for my permission if they could record it. They have got to pay for the privilege, which is what they are doing. I can't tell you how much it is but it's a lot of money.”
The soundtrack features a load of music from some of today’s biggest stars - Emeli Sande contributed a track alongside Bryan Ferry and the Bryan Ferry Orchestra (who also submitted a song of their own), while Florence and the Machine, Gotye, Jack White, and Nero all chipped in too. Jay-Z himself also features on the soundtrack - his tune ‘$100 Bill’ is the album’s first track.
Lana Del Rey yesterday unveiled her track from the album, which is being used as the film and soundtrack’s buzz track - it’s been released a single you can buy now. Check out the track here - and keep your eyes peeled for the album itself, which hits shelves on May 6th!
For now, check out the trailer for ‘The Great Gatsby’ - it features a snippet of Beyonce’s ‘Back in Black’ cover. Let us know what you think in the comment section below.