Seeing footage like this from the promotional campaign for Frank is bittersweet. While the challenges she faced a few years later undoubtedly contributed to the classic nature of Back To Black (her pain was our gain), it’s interesting to think what could have been if she never got too deep in to depression and drugs. Frank is a more upbeat record — emotionally, not necessarily tempo-wise — though “I Heard Love Is Blind” is one of the more caustic songs on the album. If the lyrics truly depict a situation she went through with her boyfriend at the time, I can’t imagine hearing anything more gut-wrenching coming from your lady.
We shouldn’t be surprised though, she was handing out ether left and right on that record. Sorry ladies, but she got at a TON of y’all with this one: