The months have stretched into years and still there’s no concrete news about a follow-up to Amy Winehouse’s 2006 album Back to Black. We do know that the singer has been recording in the Caribbean, but now news has surfaced that Winehouse is trying to form a band with ?uestlove from the Roots and producer Raphael Saadiq.
?uestlove claims the pair have discussed the potential collaboration over Skype, but a familiar stumbling block has emerged—the chance of Winehouse getting a visa to travel anywhere to record has diminished greatly after her numerous drug problems and court appearances.
“It’s just the closest she can come to the States is Jamaica,” the Roots drummer said in an interview with British tabloid The Sun. “I’m off to France soon so I’ll see if she’s up for discussing it over dinner. We’re Skype-ing the shit out of each other.” The prospect of Winehouse singing over some ?uestlove beats is certainly intriguing, although whether this project will actually emerge is anyone’s guess.