– Quelqu’Un M’A Dit – LP
Carla Bruni – Quelqu’Un M’A Dit
Carla Bruni – “Carla Bruni” – This eponymous album is the reflection of Carla Bruni herself, a wholehearted embracing of her true self. Always sensitive, with emotions on the surface at times, the music of the album bears witness to a unique temperament and avoids ostentation. Through it we can sense a desire for a calm simplicity, free from glitter and arrogance. That’s probably because the production of these songs was planned well before anyone set foot in the recording studio. Guitar, piano, a bit of foot-tapping and fragments of melody are the foundation of all the tracks, recorded behind closed doors with Albin de la Simone, who produced the entire album. For his first collaboration with Carla Bruni, the multi-instrumentalist – one of the very best on the French scene in the past 20 years – was determined to give her new songs the most delicate treatment. Listening to the new manifesto, “Carpe Diem”, you can’t help but regain a strong sense of the present moment. And this is what’s so disarming about Bruni’s songs: the intimacy, the simplicity, in a spirit of freedom, friendship and love.