Amy Winehouse is the focus of British mag Q‘s August cover story, and the publication is including a compilation of covers of the late singer’s music along with the issue. One particular reinterpretation from the bunch caught our ear — “Just Friends”, by UK trio Saint Etienne. Amy’s version, which appeared on her Grammy-winning blockbuster LP Back To Black, was a smooth retro-sounding number (naturally) with a reggae vibe and production by Salaam Remi. But here, the Ets re-imagine Winehouse’s cheatin’ tale with breezy synths, an electronic drum beat and Sarah Cracknell’s lulling vocals. Hear the new version of “Just Friends” below.
Amy Winehouse’s “Just Friends” Covered By Saint Etienne For ‘Q’ Compilation: Listen
July 11th, 2012 // 2 Comments