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Jade sings for late mum

Samantha Jade is throwing herself back into the studio and working towards the release of her new album.

The Perth pop star's highly anticipated release was put on hold after her mother Jacqui Gibbs was diagnosed with cancer in February.

After her mum died in June, the 2012 X Factor winner took more time out to stay in Perth with her family.

Jade then travelled to the US and Europe with her father and brothers.

"My family and I wanted to go on the trip to make sure that we did that for her," Jade said this week.

"We went to Paris, which was her dream. We went to London and we went to New York and we just had the best time. We were away from Australia, where all the memories are, so it was nice to take that time."

Now the 27-year-old is back in the studio working on her album, which she said she and her mother spent a lot of time discussing - including the yet-to-be-revealed title - after her mother's diagnosis with cancer.

"Mum gave me so many ideas, so her stamp is really going to be a part of this record, even down to photos and outfits that she helped me choose, and colour schemes," Jade explained.

"We had so much time because she was in hospital for six months and couldn't walk anymore. She listened to all the songs, so she is going to be a huge part of this album.

Jade said her mother would be there in spirit as she continued to move on with her life and music career.

"It has been a tough time and I don't know if it has really hit me," she said.

"I am going through the motions.

"I can still feel her around and I still talk to her. I made a promise to Mum that I would finish this record no matter what. Part of me wants to sit in a room and cry all day but I can't. I've got to get on with things for her."

The West Australian

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