Slowly invading the music scene over the last couple of months, many music junkies may have known who Winhouse was or heard a song or two — but, they didn’t know the who, what, where and why about her. Now, mere hours after today’s write up in Pitchfork, the word about Winehouse is out.
Being compared to the fellow Brit pop artist, Lily Allen, Winehouse is said to be live up to Allen’s brash and unpredictable nature. Already a huge commercial success in the UK, Winehouse’s second album Back to Black sounds like it could have been pulled from the soundtrack of Ray or Dreamgirls. Yet, there is also something inherently bold and different about it: the content is brash and uncompromising. Each word has meaning, but the context of her powerful pipes makes each song deeper than the words themselves.