Green Day debuted new material during a concert in California. Among the numbers the punk rock band played at an intimate gig at the Tiki Bar 1700 Placentia in Costa Mesa last week, there was one sing entitled “Amy.”
Green Day have yet to confirm that the track is in a tribute to the late Amy Winehouse. However, a look at the song’s lyrics shows clearly that it is. That is why we have included the lyrics on the video below, so you can see for yourself how Green Day has honoured Amy Winehouse.
Track lyrics include, “Dirty records from another time.” Amy Winehouse was well known as a retro soul singer with a beehive hairstyle reminiscent of the 1950s and ‘60s, as was her vintage clothing style.
“27 and gone without a trace”: as I said above, Amy Winehouse was aged just 27 when she was found in her bed, either unconscious or already dead at her London home. Reports differ as to whether there were signs of life when she was found, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
“Did you tattoo a lucky charm?” Amy Winehouse’s body was covered with elaborate tattoos, despite some controversy lately that tattoos would be against her professed Jewish faith.
After they played the song live for the first time, the band posted the lyrics to “Amy” online.
Other new tracks premiered during the show included “Nuclear Family,” “Sweet 16” and “Carpe Diem.”
Green Day released a message on their website after the gig: “We have been in jamming and writing new songs for the last few months. It felt great to play these new Green Day songs live and share our ‘work in progress’… Stay tuned for more!”
So what do you think to Green Day’s live performance of the song, “Amy”? Listen below, singing along to the lyrics.