1 - The Breakup Song
2 - The Very Best
3 - Love Somebody
4 - Royalty
5 - This Could Change Everything
6 - You Belong
7 - As Good As It Gets
8 - Let The Light In
9 - Defender
10 - Freedom
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About "Own It"
Meet the Artist
Dove Award Winning Female Vocalist of the Year, Francesca Battistelli began her musical journey at a very young age.
When she was just six-years-old, the future singer/songwriter discovered an inborn desire to be a performer. It was after seeing a presentation of The Secret Garden on Broadway, with her parents that Battistelli set her sites on the stage.>Both of Battistelli's parents come from the theater, so her decision was a surprise to no one. Musical theater training and dance lessons helped the singer form a stone solid work-ethic.
At the age of fifteen, she spent time in the trenches with Orlando-based pop group Bella. After the group disbanded, Battistelli attended a youth ministry where she says God moved her in the direction of Christian pop music. She began learning how to play the guitar and set out on a mission to write, in her own words, "soulful pop music that someone (plays) in the morning and says, 'now I can start my day, I feel encouraged'."
Battistelli released an independent album, Just a Breath, in 2004. An EP titled I'm Letting Go followed in early 2008. Her major-label debut, My Paper Heart, arrived later that same year on Fervent Records. The disc produced the hits "I'm Letting Go," and "Free to Be Me," a number one single.
The heart of Francesca Battistelli is a lot of things ... colorful, vibrant, alive and unrestrained. While it may tear easily like paper, it has a resilience that is much stronger than any paper you'll ever find. Crafted by the Master himself, Francesca Battistelli's heart is as beautiful as her voice and that is something extraordinary and rare.
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When Francesca Battistelli first hit the airwaves in 2008, she was a breed of her own. Her girl-next-door quirkiness makes her lyrics sound like homespun slogans that ring in our heads even after the song is over. How could we forget lines like: 'Cause I got a couple dents in my fender or Like sunlight burning at midnightmaking my life beautiful beautiful? And the melodies Battistelli crafted then were of an eternal quality. They still sound so engaging and singable after the passing of a decade. However, as fame and success began to pave Battistelli's journey, she felt the need to merge with her fellow peers. Slowly, her songs began to sound like everyone else's on CCM radio. Sure, they are polished and sure they came from the pens of #1 hit-making scribes, but they erode Battisstelli of her uniqueness. "Own It,"her first full-length studio album in 4 years, finds her attempt to return to form (albeit with varying successes). "The Breakup Song" is a fine exhibition of ingenuity. While the titular may suggest that this is a love-gone-wrong song, however, the song isn't directed to a boyfriend. Rather, the song is Battistelli's Dear John letter directed to fear: Fear, you don't own meThere ain't no room in this story. After a snowball of tunes that dive towards obscurity, "Love Somebody" has a distinctive 90s-sounding melody with a crystal clear message for us to love beyond the superficial.