This Rare Amy Winehouse Demo Proves She Was Way Ahead of Her Time: Listen

The world lost an undeniable talent and a family lost their precious daughter when Amy Winehouse died in 2011 at age 27. Seven years later, the singer's influence remains strong to where us fans are grateful for any unreleased music that surfaces.

A London producer recently shared a previously unheard demo from Winehouse titled "My Own Way" that she recorded when she was just 17. Written by musician Gil Cang and co-composer James McMillan, the song was recorded in 2001 and was pushed in order to attract 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," Cang told the Camden New Journal. "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. Amy came in to see us, opened her mouth and just blew us all away."