Katy Perry's forthcoming album, Prism, is filled with love songs, which prompted ET to ask her about her current love life.
Perry, who divorced comedian Russell Brand after a year of marriage, recently went public with her singer boyfriend John Mayer, with whom she's had an on-and-off relationship for the past year.
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The "Roar" singer shared her views on love with ET, particularly what she believes is necessary for romantic love to flourish.
"What I need is self-love first and foremost, and I think everything follows in such a fantastic way after you have that love for yourself," the 28-year-old songstress said.
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While she recently admitted in an interview that she was distraught after her divorce from Brand, she revealed that she's recently undergone a transitional period in her life full of growth and wisdom.
"I think maybe I did go through a little bit of a...late-20s transition," Perry said.
Prism, which Perry says was named to symbolize her "letting the light in," is in stores October 22.