You Sing, I Write: Song of the Week: "L’amoureuse"

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Song of the Week: "L’amoureuse"

The job description of a first lady typically does not include accomplished singer-songwriter or former model, however Carla Bruni has continued to make a name for herself in France and abroad as a musician. Her third release, after her last album anthology of poems composed into music, has received much positive press as of late. While my knowledge of the French language is close to nothing, you can't deny the beauty of "L'amoureuse" — her voice, the light guitar playing and string accompaniment throughout. Watch the video below and let me know what you think!

For more on Bruni, check out the video of her below explaining her interpretation and thoughts on certain poems chosen on her last album as well as the process of putting poetry to music (in English). If you like what you hear, be sure to pick up her latest release, Comme Si De Rien N’était (As if Nothing had Happened), a mix of French pop and folk.

For more on Carla Bruni, check her out on MySpace.

1 comment:

Heather said...

Oh yeah, I hardly know any French either, but Carla Bruni is one of those artists who can transcend the language barrier for me and I just like it! Great pick!


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