26 June 2007

"To walk away I have no capacity..."

Just released yesterday, here is Amy Winehouse's David LaChapelle-directed video for my favorite track - "Tears dry on their own" - off her freshman album, Back to Black. Listening to this just-walk-away croon isn't as comforting to me as it was say, before Amy married the man who ripped her heart out and inspired some of the most painfully familiar lyrics to which this girl has ever sung along. It's no wonder, in only four months on my iPod, this track burned past longstanding top-played songs to now land at number seven on my 'Top 25 Most Played' playlist with 243 listens.

Girl's lookin' awfully skinny here, but boy, can she belt it out:

12 comments:

inowpronounceyou said...

The first time I heard her I ran down a list of about 15 different singers I thought it was...and kept saying "But she sounds better than that"...

Love her stuff. But she DOES need a sandwich or 4.

etcetera said...

j - agreed. this is my favorite track.
"I shouldn't play myself again/ should just be my own best friend / not fuck myself in the head with stupid men"

K said...

She's wearing a fake tooth in this, she's gotta be. We've all seen the pictures.

Jen said...

Girl can sing. And those lyrics... Amazing. Of course, now we know she cleans up well too. She really needs a burger or two to fit into that dress though.

etcetera said...

duh. i *always* know the best lines!

Brunch Bird said...

I just hope she makes it long enough to play a gig here.

Johanna said...

INPY-

I know, she's such a throwback to doo-wop but also very contemporary. Hard to categorize...but in a good way.

Etc.-

how do you ALWAYS hone in on the lines that kill me most?? actually, that's the second most tragic part...the first two lines are the worst for me. ugh.

K said...

Brunch Bird - Amy Winehouse is my choice for Under 40 in my celebrity death pool.

Johanna said...

Update: now up to 251 listens.

Yeah, yeah, I know, I do everything in excess.

freckledk said...

I'm hitting iTunes the moment I get home. I've heard of her but haven't actually heard her -- but she sounds like she would be my cup of tea.

Johanna said...

Jen-

Haven't heard from you in forever! Good to have you back :)

XOXO
J

Anonymous said...

"even if I stop wanting you and perspective pushes through, I'll be some next man's other woman soon"

Woulda thought *these* lines resonated most strongly with you.

You know, given your history.