A week ahead of the release of her new album, Carla Bruni has revealed details of the musical in which she sings of her “30 lovers” and compares her husband French President Nicolas Sarkozy to class A drugs.
In one song, the former Italian model and French First Lady, whose past lovers include Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, sings: “I am a child. Despite my forty years. (And) Despite my thirty lovers. A child.”
Among the 14 tracks in the album Comme si de rien n’tait (As if Nothing Happened), is a song called Ma Came (My Junk) — equating her intense love to a class A drug. “You’re my junk. More deadly than Afghan heroin. More dangerous than Colombian white. My guy, I roll him up and smoke him.” Written two years ago, before she met the flamboyant French President, it is nevertheless dedicated to her husband, the Daily Telegraph reported.
The first single to be released from the album will be called L’Amoureuse (Woman in Love), although it is unclear whether this refers to her whirlwind romance with Sarkozy, which began last November.
The album, to be released on June 21, also includes Pch d’Envie (Sinned by Desire), co-written with philosopher Raphael Enthoven, the father of her son.
The only cover is of the ballad You Belong To Me, with references to exotic destinations. “See the pyramids along the Nile... Just remember darling, all the while, you belong to me,” she croons, referring to Egypt where they were photographed smooching by the edge of the desert sands.
In a flattering review, Le Figaro said the “the most awaited recording in France for decades” merged the “magic” of her first songs with the “artistic integrity” of the less accessible album. She has toned down the folk style in favour of the “chanson franaise” and the “flamboyant sixties”, the French newspaper said. “In a word, it's less America, more France, more Beatles.”