Amy Winehouse ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’ and ‘The Girl From Ipanema’
She didn’t have a deal. She just went to BMI Publishing I think because she liked the record I did for Left Eye called “Block Party” and ended up getting signed there. They asked me to meet with her. I was like ‘I just moved to Miami, it’s my 30th birthday, leave me alone. I’m sitting retired, this better be good.’ I wasn’t really looking to do anything.
I was producing since I was 14 so I had a 16-year career at 30. I was ready to stop. So she walks in and I didn’t even know what she looked like. She pulls out a guitar and starts singing “Girl From Ipanema” and it lit up the whole room and I was like, ‘Oh, you can sing!’ It was a situation where I looked at her and I was like wow, ok this is something special so we started on our journey from that day.
Next Songs: ‘Halftime’ and ‘A Song For You’