"Song for Amy", Nick Cave's song dedicated to Amy Winehouse

“Song for Amy”, Nick Cave's song dedicated to Amy Winehouse

Coinciding with the arrival in English cinemas of the film “Back to black”, the biopic on Amy Winehouse with Marisa Abela in the title role and which will be at the cinema in Italy from next 18th April, from today – 12th April – it is available the film's soundtrack.

The collection of songs related to the film, “Back to black: songs from the original motion picture”, includes among other things an original song by Nick Cave dedicated to the late British star. The song is called “Song for Amy” and is now available together with the soundtrack of the feature film.

In addition to the song, the Bad Seeds leader and his trusted collaborator Warren Ellis composed just under half an hour of instrumental music to accompany the images of the biopic, also included in the collection published today.

“I love you anyway / You know / I don't even care what they say / I still Love you anyway / Baby”, sings Nick Cave in a passage of lyrics.

Nick and Warren were the only musicians in my mind capable of composing the soundtrack to 'Back to Black'“, director Sam Taylor-Johnson said in a note: “Over the years I have listened to everything they have composed and wanted to realize the dream of working together. Their sensitivity and approach to this story created a deeply poignant and moving score.”

In addition to the instrumental songs and to “Song for Amy” by Cave and Ellis, “Back to black: songs from the original motion picture” also includes songs from Amy Winehouse's own repertoire, along with pieces by Billie Holiday, Minnie Riperton, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan and others featured in the film.

Alongside their work with the Bad Seeds and their other projects together, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have collaborated on several occasions on the composition of soundtracks – among others, those for the Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde”, “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford,” “The Road” and “Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story,” as well as the 2021 album “Carnage.” The next album with the Bad Seeds, “Wild God”, of which a trailer with studio images was recently shared, is scheduled for release on August 30th.