Here are 10 compelling facts about the album and the frenzy that surrounded it. Winehouse turned to girl groups and other Sixties sounds to escape the jazz influences on her debut Frank. Ronson and Winehouse shared a publishing company, which encouraged a meeting between the two. So she played me some of those records, which turned into a crash course in girl-group productions. You should go back to the studio and we should turn that into a song.
Back to Black is the second and final studio album by English singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse , released on 27 October by Island Records. Winehouse predominantly based the album on her tumultuous relationship with then-ex-boyfriend and future husband Blake Fielder-Civil, who temporarily left her to pursue his previous ex-girlfriend. Their short-lived separation spurred her to create an album that explores themes of guilt, grief, infidelity and heartbreak in a relationship. Tom Elmhirst mixed the album at Metropolis Studios in London.
It was released by Island Records on 30 April as the album's third single. The song was written by Winehouse and Mark Ronson , and produced by the latter. It was included on several compiled year and decade-end lists of the best in music and was further considered to be one of Winehouse's signature songs.