This Is The Stuff

Album: Hundred More Years (2011)


  • This up-tempo tune is the lead single from American Christian piano-pop singer Francesca Battistelli's sophomore album, Hundred More Years. Written by Battistelli, along with Ian Eskelin and Tony Wood, the song expresses the frustrations of everyday life that often drive us crazy, but in the end teach us patience and thankfulness. In our interview with Francesca, she said: "I came up with like 20 different frustrating things, and we just picked our favorites. The idea of me losing my keys and my phone is very true to my life. I'm constantly having my husband call my phone because I can't find it, and then it happens to be in my purse or in my pocket - it's a very true line."
  • It was producer Ian Eskelin's idea to use a ukulele on this track, which Mike Payne played on the record. Performing the song live, Battistelli plays the ukulele with two of her band members, forming a ukulele trio. She told us: "The song kind of took a different direction when we introduced the ukulele, but we love how it turned out, and it's such a fun song."
  • Here's a bit more info about the singer's co-writers: Tony Wood has penned numerous 21st century CCM hits and won a Dove Award in the category of Inspirational Song of the Year for his contribution to Mark Harris's single "Find Your Wings." Ian Eskelin is a record producer, song writer, and founding member and lead singer of the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band All Star United. He won the Dove Award for "Producer of the Year" in 2008. Wood and Eskelin previously co-wrote Battistelli's debut single, "I'm Letting Go" and the title track of her first album.

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  • Jeanie from Sun City, AzLove her, love her...her voice reminds me of Shania Twain!
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