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Duffy's close bond with her music producer

Duffy has revealed that she has such a close bond with her current music producer, Albert Hammond, that he feels "like a dad" to her.

The 'Warwick Avenue' singer became friends with Hammond - father of The Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. - after he wrote songs for her new album.

The 26-year-old star said: "I feel lucky I've found someone I can put pen to paper with. I write songs - melodic poems, really - and I can't do anything with them because I can't play guitar. He can put together this thing that I hear in my head. He's become a bit like my dad, you know."

The singer explained that she instantly felt a connection with the lyrical subject matter that Hammond had written for her.

She said: "He made contact a couple of years ago when he saw me on the TV. I was a bit alone at the time - life was a bit big and scary - and he told me he had a song titled 'Don't Forsake Me', and it felt like he'd come up with a title for my life."

Duffy's debut album 'Rockferry' sold 6.5 million copies. Her second LP 'Endlessly' is due to be released on November 29. 

Watch the Welsh singer performing her hit single 'Warwick Avenue' live on the BBC show 'Later with Jools Holland' below: