It's hard to believe a whole decade has passed since the release of Amy Winehouse's Back to Black, an album that continues to influence today's biggest artists, not only for its retro sound but also for the way in which it dealt openly with Winehouse’s personal issues. To celebrate Back in Black’s 10-year anniversary, the Amy Winehouse Foundation is inviting fans to record their takes on some of its most beloved songs.
Thanks to producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi, the backing tracks for “Back to Black,” “Rehab,” “Tears Dry on Their Own,” and “Just Friends,” have all been made available online for your downloading pleasure. Once you've recorded your version of any one of the songs, you can upload it to be judged by Ronson and Remi. The winners will get to take their karaoke skills to the studio, where their performance will be filmed and recorded.
Proceeds of the campaign will be donated to the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which helps young people dealing with mental health and addiction issues. The contest, meanwhile, runs until January 31 of next year. Watch a video of Rami laying out the contest rules below, and download the backing tracks here.