The song, titled ‘My Own Way’, has been shared by London musician Gil Cang, who co-wrote the track with James McMillan and Maryanne Morgan.
A Camden local and manager of reggae label Tuff Scout, Cang told the Camden New Journal he recorded the track with a young Winehouse in his Hornsey Road studio, before her fateful signing to Island Records and 2003 debut album Frank.
Speaking to the publication, Cang said:
“We’d been writing quite a lot of pop tunes, doing a lot of pop promos with various artisits who would come in, many of various, dubious talent.”
“It was at a particular 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 blew us all away.”
Considering Amy was only 17 at the time of the recording, it proves that she was always destined for musical greatness. Press play on “My Own Way” below.
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