After years of keeping her fans waiting, Amy Winehouse has promised that she’ll release a new album by January of next year.
“The album will be six months at the most,” Winehouse told Metro UK, who caught up with the singer this week at the London premiere of the film “Psychosis.” “It’s going to be very much the same as my second album, where there’s a lot of jukebox stuff and songs that are… just jukebox, really.”
“I just can’t wait to have new songs on stage, really,” Winehouse added.
Just last week, however, Winehouse collaborator Mark Ronson suggested that the wait for a new Winehouse album was still going on indefinitely. “Amy hasn’t begun working on her next record yet,” he said at a gig in London, during which Winehouse took the stage for a surprise performance of their song “Valerie.” “When she’s got ten songs we’ll go down to the studio together.”
The new album would be Winehouse’s first since 2006’s “Back to Black,” which sold 2,247,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, and won five Grammy Awards. Winehouse has been on a turbulent hiatus ever since, due to struggles with addiction and subsequent health problems that have made her a regular subject of tabloid gossip.