Katherine Jenkins wanted new album to be ‘more reflective, emotional, spiritual’
Jenkins will release a new album featuring a song for her baby boy this month.
Opera singer Katherine Jenkins has told how feeling “rooted and grounded” in her personal life has contributed to making her latest album “more reflective, emotional and spiritual”.
The mezzo-soprano, 38, gave birth to her second child with husband Andrew Levitas, a baby boy named Xander, in April this year.
She told Hello! magazine she has penned a “lullaby prayer” for Xander on the upcoming album, Guiding Light.
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Andrew, Aaliyah and I are proud to announce the arrival of our gorgeous son Xander Robert Selwyn Levitas. His middle names honour our late fathers who live on in our little ‘Defender of Men’ (Meaning of Xander). Our family, our home and are hearts could not be more full of love & we are incredibly grateful for the gift of being parents to these beautiful children. Cwtches to you all xxx #birthannouncement #familyoffour
She said: “I’m sure it’s to do with my personal life and feeling rooted and grounded, but I wanted to make an album which is more reflective, emotional and spiritual, and not feeling the need to go: ‘Look at the things I can sing.'”
Posing for her first photo shoot since giving birth to Xander, the Songs Of Praise presenter said her baby boy is “very chilled, calm and has a sense of humour”.
“He tries to make you laugh. And he’s already singing. Not anything in particular, but he’s using his voice to sing,” she added.
She and Levitas also have a three-year-old daughter, Aaliyah.
The singer spoke about passing on her work ethic to her children.
She told Hello!: “My mum was the breadwinner of the family and gave us a real work ethic. And I want my children to see that I’m dedicated and passionate about what I do.”
“If I can share that with them, I hope it will be helpful in some way.”