Welsh singer Duffy has offered up her first song since revealing she was raped and held captive during a now-deleted Instagram post last month (Feb20).

The 35 year old uploaded Something Beautiful for the attention of BBC radio favourite Jo Whiley, suggesting she play it on her daily show.

In a candid Instagram post, she revealed she had intended to offer up a spoken-word interview, detailing the ordeal that forced her to step away from music a decade ago, but found it too difficult.

"Hi Jo," her note began. "Hope you are well and keeping safe. Wanted to send you this to play on the radio, if you want. 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."

She added: "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."
Duffy first revealed she was held captive and raped in an emotional social media post a month ago, which has since been deleted.

"You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this. The way I would write it, how I would feel thereafter," she wrote. "Well, not entirely sure why now is the right time, and what it is that feels exciting and liberating for me to talk. I cannot explain it.

"Many of you wonder what happened to me, where did I disappear to and why. 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. But I can tell you 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."

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