Was Amy Winehouse "Freaked Out" by Adele's Success?
Amy Winehouse "Freaked Out" by Adele's Success
It's amazing to think that Amy Winehouse, when she was at the top of her game career-wise, was actually jealous of Adele.
Her former producer, Mark Ronson dishes on Winehouse's fragile emotional state in a new interview.
No doubt Winehouse had her issues before her death last July, but one of her struggles, according to Ronson, was that she was "freaked out" about up-and-comer Adele.
Ronson, who produced Winehouse's Back to Black album, tells the Village Voice that he and Amy had hoped to work together again, but he notes their time together was "tense," explaining:
"Yes. We spent a little time together and talked about it. But, what little time we had, well, it was tense. She was in a bad state, God knows why. I think that the Adele thing had Amy freaked out. She liked her, but Adele's success was making Amy feel upset, competitive, restless. Anyway, we lost touch briefly. And before she and I could really start the process of beginning a new album, it was too late."
Obviously there were more layers to Winehouse than met the eye.
It's remarkable to imagine, however, that she was upset and competitive because Adele was getting attention.
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