Francesca Battistelli brings a new level of authenticity and transparency to once again with her song "Write Your Story," off her yet to be titled upcoming album.
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.
In 2008, Francesca released her debut album, 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.”
Following her debut, the singer released Hundred More Years (March 2011) featuring the songs, "Strangely Dim," “This Is The Stuff” and "Motion 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."
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 gearing up to join Sidewalk Prophets, Natalie Grant, Chris August, Meredith Andrews and Jason Gray, in 2014 for The Bible Tour based on the epic "Bible Mini-Series."
The singer was also nominated for "Female Artist of the Year," at the annual K-LOVE fan awards.