Ciara inspired by childbirth
Ciara was "so inspired" to make music after childbirth.
The 29-year-old musician gave birth to her son, Future Zahir Wilburn - named after the tot's father, Ciara's ex-fiancé, rapper Future - last May, and was keen to head back into the studio after he was born because the experience made her feel so creative.
She said: "There is something clearly very special about the time. But in addition to being able to have a child, musically it was one of the most special times in my life and I really think that inspired me. It made the process even more unique."
And the 'I Bet' singer - whose sixth studio album 'Jackie' is out now - added the period before she gave birth also had a positive impact on the record because her pregnancy made her "very expressive".
She told Factmag.com: "I started three months before he was born because the music was flowing so good and I was really, like, very, very expressive and very connected to everything I said. Everything I was saying was coming from my feet up. You feel it from it from the ground. You feel planted on your feet. You're very sure of what you're saying. That's the feeling that I had. I wouldn't let off until I could find it.
"There's literally probably only two to three songs that I recorded that didn't make my album. That's how great the energy was."