Duo Rachael Hawnt and Ashley Cutler better known as The Beautiful Secret are donating all the proceeds from their debut single ‘What’s Inside‘ to the wonderful charity The National Autistic Society. The track is the first to be lifted from the bands upcoming self-titled debut album which is due for release on April 7th.
The song has been inspired by Rachael’s niece Katie-Rae who has Asperger syndrome, a condition which is on the autism spectrum.
Speaking about the thought-provoking and uplifting track, Rachael Hawnt, said, “My beautiful niece Katie-Rae, who is now 16, has autism and learning difficulties and had many fears and phobias from the get-go. She has struggled with social situations and depression all of her life, but she is still a strong and loving person with a fantastic artistic flare and a big, big heart. We wanted to write a song to help raise funds and awareness for autistic people. The first person I went to talk to was Katie-Rae; I told her I wanted to write about the way SHE felt, a real perspective from a real autistic child. Katie-Rae was enthusiastic about the prospect of helping others, and making a difference – as small as it may be – to help expand awareness for other children and adults living with Autism. After our long chat that day, ‘What’s Inside’ started to take shape, but the most poignant thing Katie-Rae said to me was ‘no-one ever listens to me’, which we adapted into the opening line.”
For more information on the brilliant work of The National Autistic Society and how to get involved in World Autism Week, make sure you visit their official website.
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