To say Amy Winehouse is the biggest inspiration behind this album is redundant. I started listening to her in 2009 and instantly fell in love with each and every one of her songs on the Back to Black album. At that time I was 12, and I was completely lost, as you are when you're a teenager. Her music made me feel understood, at home, at peace. The similarities between her life and mine made me feel like I wasn't crazy, they made me understand myself and discover why I was feeling those feelings and doing those things later on. The more I discover about her music, the more I discover about myself, and the more I evolve. She has truly saved my life, and without her, this album would not be coming out anytime soon because without Amy, I wouldn't be writing songs. In order to pay tribute to her, and as a thank you, #ByYourSide will come out on her 35th birthday.
I hope I make you proud.