You might recognize her name, Carla Bruni. Perhaps you know here from her life as a supermodel in the late 80’s, early 90’s. Perhaps you know her as Carla Bruni Sarkozy – yup, the First Lady of France. I know her best from her 2002 album “Quelqu’un m’a dit” and that’s what I’d like to share with you today. Today’s “lundi musicale” is French folk music!
Full disclosure: I don’t speak French, besides what I picked up in songs from the Beatles and elementary school. Yet it doesn’t seem to matter with Carla’s music. Her light voice and simple but strong melodies speak a language that I can understand and no translation is needed. In fact, her later albums included some releases in English and I wasn’t as enamored with them as I was with this album.
So grab a baguette, a bottle of fine wine and this CD and enjoy!