AMY Winehouse predicts she would be too fragile to handle fame in the haunting trailer for the upcoming documentary of her life.
The tragic musician with the preternaturally gifted voice proves acutely self-aware in an early interview revealed in the film Amy.
“I don’t think I’m going to be at all famous. I don’t think I could handle it. I would probably go mad,” she says.
Winehouse became a critic’s darling in the UK after the release of her debut record Frank in 2003 but it would be her second album, Back To Black which launched her onto the global music scene in 2006.
Her rapid rise up the charts was shadowed by an equally steep descent into addiction until the frail, slight soul singer died of alcoholic poisoning at the age of 27 in August 2011.
The Amy documentary, directed by Senna filmmaker Asif Kapadia, is released in the UK in July and examines not only the prodigious talent which announced her as a major artist but also her relationships and battles with addiction.
“I’m not a girl trying to be a star or trying to be anything other than a musician,” she says in the trailer.
Her smoky, r&b-flecked vocals and the defiant breakthrough hit Rehab helped usher in a new wave of powerful soul singers including Adele.
The constant pursuit of paparazzi and her erratic behaviour would steal the spotlight from her musical gifts.
The documentary will feature unheard recordings and rare archival footage and chart her life from aspiring teen singer songwriter through the release of her two studio albums until her death.
The film’s trailer drops as the acclaimed Kurt Cobain documentary Montage Of Heck makes its way around the world.
It will screen for a limited time in Australia from May 7.