Filmed shortly before the Grammy Award-winning singer’s death in July, the video of Winehouse performing the duet “Body and Soul” with Bennett appeared on YouTube on Wednesday, on what would have been her 28th birthday.
The stylized film, just under three-and-a-half minutes long and featuring the duo singing in the recording studio, fades between black-and-white and color and soft and sharp focus. It attracted hundreds of thousands of views within hours of being posted online.
(PHOTO: Amy Winehouse’s Life)
Bennett, wearing a black suit, and Winehouse, with her trademark accentuated black eyeliner, recorded the track in March for his upcoming album “Duets II,” which also features collaborations with Lady Gaga (“The Lady Is a Tramp”), John Mayer (“One for My Baby”), Mariah Carey (When Do the Bells Ring for Me”) and Carrie Underwood (“It Had to Be You”).
The aging performer recently revealed he will not be performing the track at an upcoming benefit concert Sunday. “It wouldn’t seem right without Amy,” Bennett is quoted as saying. “She did such a great job on it.”