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Exclusive: Nadia Forde shows off nostalgic childhood clips in debut music video ‘Haunted’

Published 29/04/2014 | 16:16

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Nostalgic childhood clips and emotional scenes on the beach are the main themes for Irish model Nadia Forde’s debut and highly-personal music video.

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The 24-year-old, who is set to release her debut single this Friday, is filmed as she walks on the beach, pensively looking out to sea.

Footage of the beach features alongside Nadia singing live in the studio and home video-style clips of what appear to be the model as a young child.

Nervous, but excited, the model feels her recent performance in the Aviva Stadium has proved her worth.

“I’m nervous but so excited to finally release my debut single,” she said.

“I’ve been working really hard and I think performing for the past few years in pantomimes as well as singing the National Anthem at the Aviva has hopefully shown the public that I am more than ready to make my music career my main focus.”

Nadia doesn’t shy from her modelling background in the video as she is filmed showing off her enviable curves in a short white dress and sky-high heels in the studio.

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Nadia Forde sings in the studio for her music video (Photo: Nadia Forde)

She also styles an ‘au natural’ look as she walks along the beach.

Forde, whose attempt to kick-start her singing career in LA has been recorded for a TV3 documentary, recently spoke out about her difficult childhood.

The model, who said she doesn’t know where she’d be without the support of her grandmother, said she wasn’t originally planning on including such personal details in the TV show.

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Nadia Forde in her debut music video (Photo: Nadia Forde)

“Originally I wasn’t going to put any personal stuff into [the ‘Nadia Goes To Hollywood’ documentary],” she said.

“As filming went on, we realised that there was just this massive hole of unexplained subjects.

“My parents split up,” she continued, “and they both went their separate ways and neither brought me or my brother up.

“I was brought up by my grandmother from a really young age from about seven or eight.

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The singer opts for an 'au natural' look on the beach  (Photo: Nadia Forde)

“I would have moved between aunties and uncles and then I’d live one year with my Nana.

“One of us would go with one and the other would go with the other family,” she added.

Nadia is set to release her debut double single ‘Haunted’ and ‘BPM’ this Friday, May 2. Log onto www.nadiaforde.com for further information.

‘Nadia Goes to Hollywood’ airs tonight at 9pm on 3e

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