Duffy shares a new song, River in the Sky | The music

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Duffy has shared her second new song since it was revealed in February that she withdrew from the public eye in the early 2010s after being drugged, held captive and raped by an unidentified person.River in the Sky is “for the better days to come,” said the pop star in a message accompanying the track. On piano, 35-year-old Welsh songwriter born Aimee Anne Duffy sings of being “afraid of the dark” and of a presence that visits her at night and “covers me so patiently that I learn to face pain ” .

In a fiery refrain, she repeats: “Why oh why do we cry, we cry / Just like a river in the sky. It follows the release of Something Beautiful, which Duffy shared on Jo Whiley’s radio show in March.

In February, Duffy posted a message on Instagram – since deleted – in which she said, “I was raped and drugged and held captive for a few days. Of course, I survived. The recovery has taken time. There is no light way to say it. But over the past decade, thousands and thousands of days when I committed to wanting to feel the sun again in my heart, the sun is shining now. ”

In April, she posted an essay on her website detailing the ordeal. She said that she was drugged in a restaurant on her birthday before being held captive at home and taken to a foreign country.

She wrote that she did not remember flying and got into the back of a moving vehicle. She said the assailant put her in a hotel room and raped her. She said she did not know how she “had the strength to bear these days” and said that the assailant made “veiled confessions of wanting to kill me”.



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