Mitch Winehouse releases second album inspired by Amy Winehouse

But Beautiful will go on sale 29 September and will feature a number of songs by Mitch chosen with the help of Amy before she died

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Amy Winehouse’s father and swing crooner, Mitch, is releasing a new album with songs that his late daughter had helped him carve out.

It follows his debut album Rush of Love released in 2011, for which he sought the help of Amy months prior to her death.

The new instalment, But Beautiful, will include further songs they had chosen together but which didn’t make the debut’s cut. It goes on sale 29 September.

It will also raise funds for the Amy Winehouse Foundation, which was set up in the late singer’s name “to prevent the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people,” the charity states.

Winehouse senior said: “It's something I can do that connects with Amy's memory and raises money for what we believe in.”

“Even now it's very painful and emotional, but you just got to get on with it. If we don't, no one else will do what we do.

“We don't have the luxury of thinking we can stop. It's not sexy, it's people struggling with drug addiction, it's homeless kids, people who don't get chance otherwise.

Mitch has previously said that his childhood was full of “Jazz, swing, lots of Sinatra,” where his relatives would belt out tunes all day while his mum and aunt would waltz around the family-owned barber shop in east London.

He also said that being able to make his own music brings him closer to Amy, who died in July 2011 at the age of 27 of alcohol poisoning.

“It's just great to be able to get out and sing, it's something I love to do. I feel that when I'm on stage, Amy's on stage. She wouldn't let a little thing like not being here stop her from jumping on stage.”

Last week, Mitch said that he talks with Amy beyond the grave.

“She’s in here now saying, ‘Just get on with it, Dad’. I’m always speaking to her, all day, every day,” he said in an interview.