Francesca Battistelli’s latest album If We’re Honest (2014) includes authentic and moving songs like “Holy Spirit” and “He Knows My Name.”
“For me, I know my expereince of living I have struggled with believing any alternative people say about me. At the end of the afternoon, promoted doesn’t matter,” Francesca shares with a smile. “The undeniable fact that the God from the universe–Who created every atom in the world and every star within the sky–knows my name and calls me by name, and in many cases named me, there’s this sort of power in knowing and being aware that means. For me, it is an anthem, and I really hope this song could be become that for younger ladies and boys, everyone from kids to grandparents.”
“He Knows My Name” follows her song “Write Your Story.”
“If we will really live believing … and trusting God with your futures and our way of life knowing that He cares over we do … many of us live much fuller lives like He’s called us to,” the singer explains. “For essentially the most part I’ve always aimed to live within that scope.”
Born in New York City but raised in Florida, Francesca spent my childhood years in a musical family. When she only agreed to be 15, she became a member of an all-girl mainstream pop group in Orlando. After the group disbanded, Francesca found a guitar and started writing her very own songs, along with her faith front and center within the lyrics.
In 2008, Francesca released her debut album, My Paper Heart, which featured popular tunes for instance, “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 on 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’re not able to give something until it is often given to us. The idea of such a love that extends grace and extends mercy regardless of whether someone doesn’t deserve it, ‘s what mercy is, which is something the human being mind cannot think of,” she says. “It is really a God originated idea. The fact the he loves us enough and has now compassion upon us, offers us the ability to have that for another person, and I love the thinking behind that concept.”
Now focused on her very own family, Francesca and her husband Matt have been faced with a new joy into their lives while using birth of these children Matthew Audrey.