If you enjoy Christian music, like I do, you may have heard of Francesca Battistelli before. I am so excited, to share in spreading the news, that her new album, “Own It”, is coming out!! In today’s post I will share my favorite songs, all her tracks included and a little behind the scenes on making this particular album!
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Battistelli exclaims. “These songs are so empowering. What they represent to me is my desire to own my identity in Christ, to kick fear out of my life, to own the present moment and not live in the past or even the future. I don’t want to walk in half of what God has for me. I want to walk in all of it. I want to own it! And I want that for everyone who listens too“
As far as this particular album she states: “I thought I had a handle on what this album was going to be, but my husband and I prayed before every songwriting session, and God gave me a completely different set of songs than I was expecting (Francesca Battistelli website).“
One of the first songs I heard was: “This Could Change Everything”.
In the second verse the lyrics really hit home for me:
“Every new sunrise is one step closer
It’s a sign in the sky that the fight’s not over
So face the world, it’s now or never
This is the moment, let it begin”.
A little back story on why… I was abused at a very young age up until I was 16. Christian music truly saved me during this time. I was a lost soul until I found God. Many years during (and after) the abuse I clung to my new found faith through music. When I hear an artist sing about grasping to face the world it just brings me back to how far I have come as a person. I never gave up but instead saw it as a sign that the fight was NOT over! Even in times I thought taking my life was my only option.
This song was such a powerful reminder of my strength that over came these past obstacles.
Which brings me to my next favorite song… Royalty.
If you are feeling alone, worthless or wanting a place to belong…this song captures how faith can help! “Worthy and Wanted”, “Crowned in dignity” are just a few phrases, in this song, I listen to on repeat. I think everyone needs to be reminded we are so loved and wanted!
I hope this song (and album really) lifts you up and inspires you as much as it has me!
Francesca Battistelli album “Own It” debuts on October 26th!!
1. The Breakup Song
2. The Very Best
3. Love Somebody
5. This Could Change Everything
6. As Good As It Gets
7. You Belong
8. Let The Light In
9. Defender (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)
You can pre-order it here>>http://bit.ly/OwnItPre