#tbt: Back to Black — Amy Winehouse

It’s freezing today in the Midwest, so I’ve crawled back into some of my darker albums. Amy Winehouse gives us a jazzy but painful pluck of the heartstrings with “Back to Black.” Her voice is smokey and soulful, and she reveals true vulnerability when she tells us “I died a hundred times/ You go back to her and I go back to black.” Sometimes, when we’re sad or lonely, it’s good to seep into music that is relatable and powerfully empathetic, and Amy, no matter how lonely she was, will continue to give us all something to turn to when we go back to black.