The recent death of Amy Winehouse has shaken Hollywood and prompted some, like M.I.A., to pay tribute to the fallen soul songstress. M.I.A. posted a track titled “”27” on Soundcloud this week and subsequently tweeted, “i recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out. its a unfinished demo.” She added, “R.I.P A.M.Y.”
This ambient melody, although incomplete, is eerily haunting. With lines like “I took you to the clinic/ to get you clean but you couldn’t” it’s easy to feel as if this song was simply an ode to Winehouse rather than a tale of many fallen rock stars like Cobain and Hendrix who all “went to heaven” too soon.