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M.I.A. Releases Amy Winehouse Tribute Song, ’27′

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In response to Amy Winehouse‘s untimely death, M.I.A. released an unfinished demo called ’27.’ The elegiac song is in tribute to the fallen musicians who died at the young age of 27. Apparently, the Sri Lankan musician recorded this track before she released her mixtape ‘Vicki Leekx’ back in December 2010. “R.I.P A.M.Y,” she tweeted on her Twitter page with a link to the song.

 

The haunting track, with its sorrowful bagpipes and computer blips, tells the story of a troubled friend who abused drugs and alcohol and eventually committed suicide at 27. Some of M.I.A.’s chilling lyrics goes:

“You blew that money on a mountain of drugs / And staged yourself a bed in / A month later when I popped in / You’re still high but the winter set in / I bought you a coffee and a muffin / And you quoted me some Lenin / I wished I was that clever / But that’s what kept me coming / Your friendship did mean [somethin'] / But you left me for nothin’ / When I left, you befriended a rope and I found you both were hangin’.”

Winehouse’s unexpected death adds her to the distinguished list of iconic musicians who also died three years before they hit 30 — they are commonly referred to as the “27 Club.” Among them are Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain, rock guitarist Jim Hendrix, singer Janis Joplin, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones and Doors frontman Jim Morrison.

Listen to M.I.A.’s Amy Winehouse Tribute Song, ’27′

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