Album Title: If We’re Honest

Label: Fervent Records

Release Date: April 22, 2014

Recording Studio: The Holiday Ian, Nashville, Tennessee

Producers: Ian Eskelin

Number of Songs: TBD

 

 

Prep Pressure: I honestly 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

 

Song Selective: Our 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.

 

 

 

For more information, visit francescabattistelli.com.

 

 

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Andrew Greer is a multiple Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter, respected author, and co-creator of the innovative Hymns for Hunger tour with Cindy Morgan, raising awareness and resources for hunger relief organizations in hundreds of cities across the country. On tour, Andrew has shared the stage with folks like Amy Grant, Brandon Heath and Andrew Peterson. His songs have been recorded by artists like Jaci Velasquez, Seth & Nirva and Nic Gonzales (of Salvador). And his first book – Transcending Mysteries – co-authored with Ginny Owens, was published by Thomas Nelson in 2015. Andrew is also host of CCM Magazine’s “Features on Film” series, featuring one-on-one conversations with some of music’s biggest artists. For more information visit: andrew-greer.com or hymnsforhunger.com.