In our Francesca Battistelli interview
, she told us that "Emily" is a composite of girls she met, and was chosen as a title because the name has a nice ring to it. "We wanted to write a song to girls and young women, encouraging them to know how much they're loved by God," said Battistelli. She added, "I love the idea that it's a song that Emilys can, in particular, feel connected to, but that girls can take a hold of and say, 'You know what, you're right. I am loved and I am important, and it doesn't really matter what the world does, because God says that I'm special.' And it's really fun for me to know that I'm encouraging girls when I sing that song. So it's one of my favorites and it's really fun to sing it."