Duffy shares new song and updates fans about planned interview: “it’s harder than I thought”

'Something Beautiful' was played on Radio 2 earlier this evening

Duffy has shared a new song this evening and updated fans on a planned interview she said would happen soon. You can listen to the new song below.

Last month, the ‘Mercy’ hitmaker shared an emotive post detailing how she was attacked, raped and kidnapped in an ordeal that lasted “some days.”

In response to fans wondering about her continued absence from recording and touring, Duffy said she was prompted to share details about her ordeal after opening up about her experiences to a journalist last summer.

Duffy went on to say she would be soon sharing a “spoken interview” and told her fans: “If you have any questions I would like to answer them, in the spoken interview, if I can. I have a sacred love and sincere appreciation for your kindness over the years.”

Now, Duffy has given an update on the interview as she reached out to Radio 2 DJ Jo Whiley. Sharing a new song, Duffy said: “You may have read the words I wrote a few weeks back, I do feel freer. Tried to follow up with a spoken interview, but it’s harder than I thought, I will follow up in writing soon.”

Duffy continued: “Universal Music, no one, knows I am doing this. They won’t be mad, they are lovely people. So here’s a song … here’s ‘Something Beautiful’. It’s just something for you to play people on radio during these troubling times, if you like the song of course. If it lifts spirits.

“I don’t plan to release it, I just thought a little something might be nice for people if they are at home, on lockdown.” Jo Whiley later shared the song and said: “Duffy has just gifted us something beautiful to help us through these difficult times.” You can listen below.

Last month, Duffy described how she had been “raped and drugged and held captive over some days” and that her subsequent recovery “took time.”

“Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why,” Duffy wrote. “A journalist contacted me, he found a way to reach me and I told him everything this past summer. He was kind and it felt so amazing to finally speak.

“The truth is, and please trust me I am ok and safe now, I was raped and drugged and held captive over some days. Of course I survived. The recovery took time. There’s no light way to say it.”

Describing her decision not to share the information previously, Duffy added: “…In the last decade, the thousands and thousands of days I committed to wanting to feel the sunshine in my heart again, the sun does now shine.

“You wonder why I did not choose to use my voice to express my pain? I did not want to show the world the sadness in my eyes. I asked myself, how can I sing from the heart if it is broken? And slowly it unbroke.”

Duffy added: “Please respect this is a gentle move for me to make, for myself, and I do not want any intrusion to my family. Please support me to make this a positive experience.”

The Welsh singer signed a record deal in 2007: her album ‘Rockferry’ became the best-selling record of 2008 in the UK.

For help and advice with sexual assault you can contact:
Rape Crisis – Helpline: 0808 802 9999
Victim Support – Helpline: 0333 300 6389
The Survivors Trust – Helpline: 0808 801 0818
Women Against Rape

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