Milo here.

Let’s have a look at one of the most iconic voices of the 21st century with Tears Dry On Their Own, the motown-infused fourth single from her beautiful final record Back To Black. Check the video below:

Of course, the initial draw of this song was the instrumental — it’s Gaye & Terrell, mate, don’t try it. Producer Salaam Remi’s (also known for his work with Nas) reworking of the classic arrangement gives it a fresh neo-soul twist whilst retaining all the warmth of the original, the wonderfully eclectic percussion and horns merge with the rousing gospel backing vocals like clockwork.
However, as my enjoyment of the song grew, as did my huge appreciation for Amy’s understated yet simply flawless. Her legendary croon absolutely commands the song with charisma and emotion befitting of the themes. Her lyricism is really great here too, with a higher sense of relatability and vulnerability than some of her other hits like Rehab and You Know I’m No Good. I don’t think it’d be a stretch in the slightest to say that this is my personal favourite in her tragically cut-short discography.

Lots of hugs, kisses and lacerations

Milo.

5 thoughts on “MMM: Tears Dry On Their Own – Amy Winehouse

  1. Really nice write up. I’ve been listening to a lot of Amy lately, a lot of big soulful Ladies singing songs about heartbreak in general actually (nothing to worry about) and I’ve concluded (not really a revelation) that she’s up there with the greats like Dusty and Nene and Shirley etc.

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