Hundred More Years, by Francesca Battistelli
Dove Award winner Francesca Battistelli has proved to be a refreshing breeze in the musty swamp of the Christian music industry, delivering material that sparkles with energy and vibrancy. Only in her mid-twenties, Battistelli has ears for a great hook and lyrical smarts to match. On "This Is the Stuff," she sings about how commonplace distractions keep her from connecting with the divine: "I lost my keys / In the great unknown. . . . In the middle of my little mess / I forget how big I'm blessed."