Speaking to NME, Remi said the new album would not give way to “a Tupac situation”, referring to the seven posthumous studio albums that have appeared since rapper Tupac Shakur was shot in 1996.
The new Winehouse album, Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, is released on December 5. Proceeds from the record’s sale will go towards the charity set up in her name following the star’s death in July.
Remi said of the decision to release the album: “It makes no sense for these songs to be sitting on a hard drive withering away.”
He added that the troubled singer was “at the top of what she did” when she wrote the new songs.
Remi worked with Mark Ronson to create the album from thousands of hours of recordings made by Winehouse.
Her father Mitch Winehouse said of the album: “We [the family] believe it will stand as a fitting tribute to her musical legacy.”
The album has 12 tracks, based around early demos to which Remi has added vocal parts and backing tracks.