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Amy Winehouse's Backing Singer Releases Song In Aid Of Foundation

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By Sophie Alexander on Monday 1st October 2012 Photo by

Zalon, the former backing singer and friend of Amy Winehouse has released a track entitled 'You Let Me Breathe' in honour of his late friend's passing.


Zalon wrote the song the day after hearing that Winehouse had died. He told The Sun: "It poured out of me. It was my way of dealing with it."

Amy and Zalon first met when she ran on stage where he was singing in a London club, to tell him how incredible his voice was. They then sang together and Amy signed him to her record label, Lioness.

Zalon stated that Amy "never treated me like a backing vocalist, she made sure I was featured on her album, she gave me 15 minutes during her own show to do my stuff."

What would have been the 'Back to Black' singer's 28th birthday this month, Zalon decided it was finally time to release the song he wrote for her only one day after her premature death.

All proceeds will go to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, a charity set up Amy's father Mitch Winehouse, to help young people suffering from addiction, ill health and disability and financial disadvantage.

The single is taken from Zalon's EP due for release later on this year.

Accompanying the song are poignant images of Amy and Zalon on tour, plus moments with other musicians such as Jack White, Beyonce and Jay-Z.

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