Katy Perry had a festive surprise for the Boys & Girls club during the organization’s Los Angeles holiday party on Wednesday, transforming the clubhouse into a merry winter wonderland and handing out gifts, courtesy of Amazon.
At the event, the songstress sat down with Billboard to talk about giving back, especially during the holidays (watch the full interview above). “It’s really a time to reach out to your neighbors and your community,” she explained, before revealing that she hoped her song “Cozy Little Christmas” will lift fans’ spirits.
As for her own Christmas plans, Perry says that “every year is more hilarious.” This year is particularly special, because she has two toddler nieces and a new baby nephew. “It’s just the age where Christmas is so alive and it’s just so magical and they believe everything,” she said.
“It’s really fun to be around me for Christmas because I do the most,” she continued. “It’s almost feelings of being a kid again, and that’s the most precious thing to me, is to always have that playfulness.”
That eternal playfulness is certainly translating to what fans have seen for Perry’s recent music. Her upbeat latest singles, “Small Talk” and “Harleys in Hawaii,” are characteristically fun, but what she calls “experimental.”
“I think [the album] has been a really fun experiment this last year and I think I have a lot more clarity to go on for next year,” the songstress said.
“For me, at 35, I’m trying to create a little more balance of realness and normalcy,” she added, and mentioned that the normalcy includes taking her future stepson, Orlando Bloom’s 8-year-old son Flynn, to school at 7:30 a.m.
“It really becomes the most valuable part of life,” she said.
Watch the full interview above.