Reaching out to Jo Whiley, the Mercy singer shared a statement on Instagram on Thursday night, hinting she’d sent a song to the radio DJ while also saying it was ‘harder than she thought’, understandably, to open up about her situation.
Saying Jo is free to play her song, Something Beautiful, on the radio, Duffy continued: ‘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 said no one knew she was putting this song out into the world, as 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,’ Duffy – real name Aimee Anne Duffy – wrote in the caption, with the image being a promotional shot of her.
‘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.
Last month, the star revealed to fans that she was ‘raped and drugged and held captive’ before she took a break from the limelight.
The singer posted a message telling fans what had happened to her on Instagram, revealing the reason she had stopped releasing music and had ‘disappeared’.
Duffy, 35, wrote: ‘You can only imagine the amount of times I thought about writing this. The way I would write it, how I would feel thereafter.
‘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.
‘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.’
She revealed it was difficult, but she had spent her time away from fame on healing from the horrific incident, adding: ‘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.
‘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.
‘In the following weeks I will be posting a spoken interview. 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. You have been friends. I want to thank you for that x Duffy’.
The popular Welsh singer’s career had gone from strength to strength after signing a record deal in 2007, with her album Rockferry being the best-selling record of 2008 in the UK.
The Grammy award-winning star last released an album, Endlessly, in 2010, and is set to release another record this year, following 10 years away from the music industry.