Earlier this week, it was revealed that a new album featuring Amy Winehouse‘s unreleased and new material, called Lioness: Hidden Treasures, would be released by the end of the year. Most fans were happy about the news, but some were concerned that it would mark the beginning of multiple posthumous albums from the late singer.
Producer Salaam Remi, who worked on Amy’s Frank and Back to Black, along with Mark Ronson put together Lioness. He recently spoke to NME.com and promised that this upcoming album is not the start of a never ending stream of unreleased music. It won’t be a “a Tupac situation”:
A lot of people, through the other antics that were going on with her personally, didnâ€™t get that she was at the top of what she did. Coming to Miami was her escape from all of that, and her writing process could document her life, whether it was recording the pain or the loneliness or the humour. It makes no sense for these songs to be sitting on a hard drive, withering away.
Lioness: Hidden Treasures will be released on December 5. Part of the proceeds from the album sales will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation.