THE COLONY, TEXAS – MAY 10: Kimberly Perry attends the 2023 ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off And Rock On Fundraiser at Topgolf on May 10, 2023 in The Colony, Texas. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Kimberly Perry, singer of The Band Perry who just released her own solo EP, called Bloom, on Friday (June 9), said she’s getting right back to work in the studio, with plans to expand the EP into a full album in the fall.

Perry told Taste of Country, “we’re recording the back half of that in June.”

But new music isn’t the only thing on her calendar for this year. Her and husband Johnny Costello are preparing to welcome their first baby in a couple of months. Perry says her pregnancy and her soon-to-be-mom status have influenced her:

“Definitely my songwriting… I just got to wrap up a couple days at a lake house camp with [co-writers] Parker Welling and Casey Brown, and it’s just a really interesting thing to write lyrics in real time about the things that becoming a mom means to me.”

The singer is also figuring out the logistics of just what it will mean to have a new baby, new music, and a tour at the same time towards the end of the year.

“I am asking all of my artist friends who have babies what the modern technology of a bus crib looks like, like, ‘How can we make this happen?'” she says with a laugh. “We’re gonna for sure have a bus baby. And I married 100 percent the right man. He is gonna be the best baby daddy.”