Duffy Drops Emotional Ballad 'River in the Sky': Listen

Duffy continued her slow-burn return to music on Friday (June 19) with the release of the emotionally wrenching ballad "River in the Sky." The gentle piano and voice track emphasizes the British soul singer's crystal blue vocals, which glide from a crying emotion to a hint of hope as she asks a question without a clear answer.

"Like a river in the sky/ Why, oh why do we cry? Do we cry?" she sings on the pleading chorus amid verses about being alone and afraid in the dark, full of doubt and yearning to be released from pain as she praises someone who helps her through a difficult time.