Carla Bruni has been writing and performing music since 1997, with her first album, Quelqu’un m’a dit (Someone Told Me), being released in 2002. Since then she has had 3 more critically acclaimed releases, selling over 3 million albums worldwide, including 2007’s, No Promises, which set English poems to music, 2008’s Comme si de rien n’était (As If Nothing Happened), and 2013’s Little French Songs.
French Touch is a label used for the turn-of-the-milliennium school of Parisian electronic music, but the term has broader meaning: it’s about a certain effortless elegance, a sexiness worn lightly, a je ne sais quoi. Bruni, of course, embodies this quality as much as anyone on earth. And on her new LP, even the most canonical American pop anthem (songs that otherwise feel as far away from France as, say, the Sunset Strip) have it, too.