M.I.A. Pays Tribute To Amy Winehouse On ’27′

M.I.A. posted an unreleased demo on Soundcloud last night in memory of Amy Winehouse. The boundary-pushing pop experimentalist left a note saying the track is “dedicated to all my friends that died at 27″. (A reference to Amy joining the ill-fated 27 club). She then clarified via Twitter that the song was recorded prior to her New Year’s Eve mixtape but never released: “i recorded this song B4 vickileekx and never put it out. its a unfinished demo. R.I.P A.M.Y.” While it’s clearly an unfinished work, “27″ has a respectful tone and includes the lyric “all rock stars go to heaven”. Listen to the track below and let us know what you think of M.I.A.’s tribute.

[Via Pitchfork]

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  • vince

    This sux! Really, if this wasn’t mentioned in the same headlines of Amy’s passing, people wouldn’t be saying how great or awesome it sounds. The most audible portion of the song is the reference to dying at 27. Which leads me to believe that it was just put together and not unreleased prior to the new year.