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Jessica Mauboy gets teary-eyed as she recalls the challenges her mother faced

‘I really felt her struggle’: Jessica Mauboy gets teary-eyed as she recalls the challenges her mother faced while raising five children without guidance

Jessica Mauboy is set to release her new album ‘Hilda’ in the coming months.  

And on Sunday, the 29-year-old revealed the inspiration behind her powerful song, ‘Little Things’, is her mum Therese Mauboy, who raised five children without any guidance.

During an interview on The Loop, the songstress explained the struggles Therese faced after losing her own mother at 10 years old. 

'I really felt her struggle': Jessica Mauboy gets teary-eyed as she recalls the challenges her mother faced while raising five children without guidance

‘I really felt her struggle’: Jessica Mauboy gets teary-eyed as she recalls the challenges her mother faced while raising five children without guidance 

‘Watching my mother at a young age sit there at the table and try to figure out motherhood and having portrayed that story in the music video meant so much,’ she told the hosts.

‘At that particular moment, I really understood and really felt her struggle.’

Jessica revealed her mother raised her and her siblings Sandra, Jenny, Catherine and younger sister Sophia, with no guidance. 

Inspiration: Jessica explained the struggles her mother Therese (pictured) faced after losing her own mother at 10 years old inspired her new video

Inspiration: Jessica explained the struggles her mother Therese (pictured) faced after losing her own mother at 10 years old inspired her new video

‘I mean, bringing five women into the world and not having a mother to tell her how to mother was an idea I had never known,’ she said.  

Meanwhile on Tuesday, the 29-year-old released the powerful new music video for hit single Little Things, which sees the songstress break down in tears.

The plain backdrop, her neutral coloured dress and raw performance in the clip, doesn’t distract from the star’s lyrics.

Jessica opened up about the emotional video, admitting the song is about her family and relationship with her late grandmother.

New music: Jessica Mauboy released the music video for her latest single Littlest Things on Tuesday

New music: Jessica Mauboy released the music video for her latest single Littlest Things on Tuesday

‘Little Things is such a personal song to me as it’s about my family – my mother and my grandmother Hilda,’ she revealed in a press release.

‘It is my most emotional song that I’ve ever shared, and I’m so thankful to see how many of you are already embracing it,’ she added. 

Jessica admitted her new album is an honest representation of her story and explores her cultural heritage. 

‘I’m really proud of this video; it’s me at my rawest and I can’t wait to see everyone’s reaction to it,’ she said.

Powerful lyrics: The plain backdrop and her neutral coloured dress in the video, doesn't distract from the lyrics

Powerful lyrics: The plain backdrop and her neutral coloured dress in the video, doesn’t distract from the lyrics

During a recent interview on The Sunday Project, Jessica choked back tears as she discussed the connection she had with her late grandmother.

‘A lot of music was involved. She brought all of her daughters up surrounded by music and cultural music,’ he told the program.

And despite never meeting her, the star explained that a number of family members say she reminds them of Hilda.

When you walk like that or when you do that hand movement [I reminded them of her],’ she said.

Raw: On The Sunday Project, Jessica (pictured) candidly spoke about her relationship with her late grandmother Hilda

Raw: On The Sunday Project, Jessica (pictured) candidly spoke about her relationship with her late grandmother Hilda 

Daily Mail UK

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