The Libertines’ Pete Doherty pays tribute to Amy Winehouse on “Flags of the Old Regime”

on January 22, 2015, 4:30pm
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Amy Winehouse & Pete Doherty

On his new single “Flags of the Old Regime”, Pete Doherty pays tribute to the late, great Amy Winehouse. Morose yet insightful, the track sees The Libertines member front and center, crooning with a heavy heart as strings seem to weep in unison behind him. It was produced by Stephen Street and features Babyshambles’ Drew McConnell on bass, Stephen Large on keys, and Jamie Morrison on drums. Listen in below.

“Flags of the Old Regime” is officially out on March 9th, and all proceeds will benefit the Amy Winehouse foundation, a nonprofit that works to prevent drug and alcohol misuse among young people.

In related news, The Libertines are currently working on new material, with hopes to release an album sometime this year.

 

 

Published on Jan 22, 2015

Peter Doherty releases a new single Flags Of The Old Regime on Monday 9th March through Walk Tall Recordings. The single was written by Peter about & as a tribute to his friend Amy Winehouse and is released in aid of the Amy Winehouse Foundation, who will also receive all proceeds from the profits of the single. Flags Of The Old Regime is available on 7” vinyl and as a digital download available soon.

Flags Of The Old Regime was produced by Stephen Street and features Drew McConnell (Babyshambles / Helsinki) – bass, Jamie Morrison – drums, Stephen Large – keyboards and Stephen Street – acoustic guitar & percussion. The strings were arranged by John Metcalfe (Durutti Column).

The Amy Winehouse Foundation works to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people. They also aim to support, inform and inspire vulnerable and disadvantaged young people to help them reach their full potential. For more information visit: http://www.amywinehousefoundation.org…

Amy Winehouse Documentary Headed to Cannes

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Using never-before-seen archival footage, the untitled film will recount the recording artist’s life and career; Focus Features International will shop the high-profile project to foreign buyers at the Cannes Film Market.

Universal Music and acclaimed documentary filmmaker Asif Kapadia are teaming to bring the story of Amy Winehouse‘s life and career to the big screen.

Focus Features International, a division within the Universal empire, will shop the high-profile project to foreign buyers at next month’s Cannes Film Market.

“This is an incredibly modern, emotional and relevant film that has the power to capture the zeitgeist and shine a light on the world we live in in a way that very few films can,” said Kapadia and Gay-Rees.

“Amy was a once-in-a-generation talent who captured everyone’s attention; she wrote and sung from the heart, and everyone fell under her spell. But tragically, Amy seemed to fall apart under the relentless media attention, her troubled relationships, her global success and precarious lifestyle. As a society we celebrated her huge success, but then we were quick to judge her failings when it suited us,” they added.

Winehouse rose to international fame with her second album, Back to Black, which has sold more than 12 million copies worldwide since its release in 2006. The English artist died in 2011 of alcohol poisoning.

“Asif and James have the remarkable ability to bring a moving and thought-provoking story to life, as evidenced by Senna. We look forward to seeing their vision of Amy Winehouse,” Focus International co-president Alison Thompson said.

The untitled Winehouse doc reunites Kapadia with producer James Gay-Rees; they worked together on the 2010 award-winning doc Senna, which recounts the life and death of Brazilian car-racing champion Ayrton Senna.

“There’s another part to her character and persona very few people knew about, and that was her gentleness and warm-heartedness,” says Mitch Winehouse, Amy’s father, noting that his daughter often took care of homeless people and needy children.