Gay singer devoted a song to the victims of domestic violence


A London-based singer songwriter Travie Redz (real name is Thomas Barry) reveled about the abusive relationships in his new track called Hurt. The song is based on his real-life experience – he was physically abused by his boyfriend when he was just 17 years old. ‘I penned the track in March of this year and really wanted to personalize this song about the relationship,’ Thomas said in a statement. ‘I am 24 years of age now and with the benefit of looking back, I realize how important it is to have a strong network of friends and family that know you when you are at your happiest, and so can identify the situations that don’t make you happy.’ The man found happiness in music (of his own and his idols Amy Winehouse and Sam Smith) and charity (he helps people suffering from mental health disorders). He advises the victims of domestic abuse not to be silenmt about the situation: ‘Speak to someone. Besides your friends and family, there are charities out there which can help you. They’re still helping me now. Physical abuse heals but memories take longer, and for something like that, talking about it has helped. Today I would say I’m better than I’ve ever been. I’m at a stage where my day to day life is what I want it to be. Compared to where it was back then, I wouldn’t be where I am without speaking to friends and to a charity.’


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