July 23rd will mark four years since the music world lost the talent of Amy Winehouse forever. The reluctant, troubled star, who was known just as much for her tremendous talent on stage as she was for her struggles off it, burned bright but ultimately too fast, passing away at the too-young age of 27 (and was, sadly, less than two months away from her 28th birthday). Her legend has only grown in the years since, with her two stellar albums — Frank and Back to Black — along with her posthumous compilation album, Lioness: Hidden Treasures, the only things left to remember her by. But though we think we knew Amy, the truth is many of us didn't.
With that in mind, filmmamker Asif Kapadia set out to create the stirring documentary Amy, which focuses on the short life of Amy Winehouse. The film uses rare interviews, archival footage and some of Amy's personal home movies to allow the late songstress to tell her story in her own words. In the film's teaser trailer, we hear Amy talk about her career and dealing with fame, including this unfortunately prophetic quote: "I don't think I'm going to be at all famous. I don't think I can handle it. I'd probably go mad."
While we all know how this story ends, it'll be interesting to get a glimpse into the life of a sensitive soul that left us way too soon. Amy will be released July 23rd in the UK with a US release date to be announced soon. Take a peek at the teaser trailer below.