Francesca Battistelli brings a new level of authenticity to Christian music, and this transparency is once again expressed in her song "Motion of Mercy," a song that came from trying to understand the true meaning of mercy, "The motion of mercy, how it's a cycle- we can't give something until it's been given to us. The idea of this kind of love that extends grace and extends mercy even when someone doesn't deserve it, is what mercy is, and it is something the human mind cannot come up with," she says. "It is definitely a God originated idea. The fact the he loves us enough and has compassion on us, gives us the ability to have that for someone else, and I love the idea of that concept."
"Motion of Mercy" follows her single “This is the Stuff” off her second album Hundred More Years (March 2011). The album comes after her highly successful My Paper Heart which featured popular tunes such as “I’m Letting Go,” “Free To Be Me,” “It’s Your Life,” and “Beautiful, Beautiful.” The album helped win her a Gospel Music Association Dove award for “Female Vocalist of the Year.”
Born in New York City but raised in Florida, Francesca grew up in a musical family. When she was just 15, she was a member of an all-girl mainstream pop group in Orlando. After the group disbanded, Francesca picked up a guitar and started writing her own songs, with her faith front and center in the lyrics.
Now focused on her own family, Francesca and her husband Matt have encountered a new joy to their lives with the birth of their son Matthew in September of 2010, and the birth of their daughter Audrey in 2012.
Francesca is currently headlining the Hundred More Years Tour with special guests Sidewalk Prophets, Andy Cherry, and City Harbor. "I am thrilled to be announce my first headlining tour!" exclaims Francesca Battistelli. "It's been a dream for so long, and I pray that it will be a night where everyone feels the presence of God and has a great time."
The singer was also nominated for the K-LOVE fan awards, "Female Artist of the Year."
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