Meghan Trainor thinks becoming a mother has changed her approach to songwriting.
The 28-year-old popstar – who has 11-month-old son Riley with husband Daryl Sabara – explained that some days being a mother “isn’t easy” and that she now writes songs to reflect what she feels.
She said: “I feel like I’m speaking my truth. I’ve heard that when you have a baby you get more creative and my lyrics change. Instead of writing songs for everyone to feel better, I’m writing about how I’m feeling right now. But it’s not like every day is sad. It’s more like, “Yeah, I’m a bada**, but it’s not not easy, and I have to get up and continue.”
The ‘All About That Bass’ singer – who is currently developing an NBC sitcom based on her life – then revealed that she and Daryl plan to have more children, with the singer-songwriter refusing to have “less than three”.
She told Parents Magazine: “I’m going to try to have four children. I’m going to try to create four. We’ll see what happens after three. I don’t do less than that. I need three. When I saw Riley in NICU, all hooked up to these wires, I just saw the cutest redhead baby I’ve ever seen. And I was like, ‘Oh! We need to do more!”
However, the Grammy Award-winning star later joked that while she “loves” her baby, the same can’t be said for her post-pregnancy stretch marks.
She said: “A lot of women flaunt their stretch marks and write, ‘I love my tiger stripes, they gave me my boy. I love my baby, but I can’t look at my stretch marks and honestly say, ‘Wow, I love them’, you know?”