Adele wrote a rather moving message, via her blog, after receiving the heartbreaking news of Amy Winehouse‘s death. The U.K. songbird expressed how much of an inspiration Winehouse truly was:
not many people have it in them to do something they love, simply because they love it. with no fuss and no compromise. but she knew what she was capable of and didn’t even need to try. if she wanted to do something she would and if she didn’t she’d say fuck off. it came easy to her and that’s why we all loved her so much. we believed every word she wrote, and it would sink in deep when she sang them. Amy paved the way for artists like me and made people excited about british music again whilst being fearlessly hilarious and blase about the whole thing. i don’t think she ever realised just how brilliant she was and how important she is, but that just makes her even more charming. although im incredibly sad about Amy passing im also reminded of how immensely proud of her i am as well. and grateful to be inspired by her. Amy flies in paradise xx
Amy‘s music will be missed. Her music not only touched us, the fans, but her counterparts as well. Adele’s heartfelt message made me realize how much of a great artist Amy really was. The greats don’t fret. They don’t sweat the small stuff. And sometimes, they don’t know how great they truly are — that was Amy Winehouse!