Studio: The Holiday Ian, Nashville, Tennessee
felt less pressure writing and recording this album than any other so far. I
was in such a good place; I had just moved back to Nashville and had the whole
summer to write. I really tried to soak in the process and enjoy
it. –Francesca Battistelli
only litmus test for picking songs was gut reaction. In each song meeting for
this record, Ian (my producer), Matt (my husband and manager), Josh (my
A&R) and I would sit in a room and listen to everything we had at that point,
pick four or five songs, track those and then keep writing to try to fill in
holes. It was a pretty easy process. –F.B.
Simply . . .
More:If We’re Honest has more energy, more
joy, more life. It's a good mix of my first two albums. I'm incredibly proud
and excited to share it! –F.B.
Mood Music: Ian
has the most random snacks at his place. Salt and vinegar Pringles, almonds…while
recording one record, I ate my weight in Riesens! I always drink a ton of
water, and love that the vocal booth has a dimmer switch so I can keep the
lights low while I sing. –F.B.
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