Katy Perry: Motherhood was my first experience of 'unconditional love'

Katy Perry credit:Bang Showbiz
Katy Perry credit:Bang Showbiz

Katy Perry "never knew about unconditional love" before becoming a mother.

The 36-year-old pop star welcomed daughter Daisy, one, into the world with fiancee Orlando Bloom last year and says parenthood has given her a new perspective on life.

Katy told Variety: "I never really truly knew about unconditional love. Obviously my mother has that for me, but I didn’t really experience it in the first-person until I had my child. And that was just a whole ‘nother level. I think I see through the eyes of a child — like my life and my art always feels playful — so it’s amazing to be able to relate to kids even in your deep 30s. And they still want to hang and find you the most fun adult in the room. That is just the biggest gift in the world."

The 'Roar' hitmaker also revealed that she has been playing lots of classic tunes to her daughter.

Asked if Daisy liked music, Katy explained: "Yeah, she loves music, but I’m pretty specific with it. We are on a Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers kick right now. I play lots of old soul, lots of Supremes, lots of 'shake shake shake Senora.' We go into different moods."

She continued: "We went to my gym the other day, and they were playing current pop music, and I was like, “Oh my god, this is the first time you’ve heard current music!”

Katy is set to perform a Las Vegas residency and believes it will have many positives for both her music career and life as a mother.

She explained: "It’s such a great gig. I’m doing 40 shows a year. I’m able to see my baby. I get to take her to school. I’m also going to be able to do a lot of other things. It’s not the world tour, which I will go on eventually again, but it’s great. I’ve actually never played on a stage that is the same stage, so I think that there’s going to be a lot of technical advantages."