Francesca Battistelli - My Paper Heart

Published Tuesday 14th October 2008
Francesca Battistelli - My Paper Heart
Francesca Battistelli - My Paper Heart

RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49602-14662
LABEL: Word 8873782
RELEASE DATE: 2008-10-31
RRP: £10.99

Reviewed by John Fisher

This is the first full release from this very talented native New Yorker singer/songwriter. This young lady is not afraid to look at life's highs and lows from a very personal angle as shown on the Sarah Kelly sounding opening number "Free To Be Me". Her honesty continues, eg, "I have been so terrified to trust/So many times I've been reduced to dust" she croons on the title track "My Paper Heart". She deals with the topic of self image on the hauntingly atmospheric Evanescence-styled "Beautiful Beautiful". There seems to be many influences on Miss Battistelli's music such as jazz, rock, soul and R&B but whatever the style she sings in she is more than competent. Add to the mix Dove Award winning producer Ian Eskelin and what we have is a really strong album.

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Product Description
The debut album from stunning female singer-songwriter Francesca Battistelli. Her soulful piano-pop sound resembles a blend of her music interests - jazz, rock, gospel and R&B woven beautifully together with themes of trust and risk taking.

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