April 1 - The former first lady of France continues her singing career. Alicia Powell reports.
Former French first lady and super model-turned-singer Carla Bruni is back on the airwaves and preparing to release her fourth studio album. This is Bruni's first release since her husband Nicolas Sarkozy was ousted from power in presidential elections last year. Her lyrics have been interpreted and reinterpreted by political pundits eager to get a glimpse behind the closed doors of the Elysee. Paris-based commentator and author, Stephen Clarke, says Bruni's every musical move is scrutinized by the press, but she shouldn't be underestimated as a musician. SOUNDBITE: Stephen Clarke, writer and commentator, saying (English): "She's had quite a lot of success musically, she wrote songs for a French singer called Julien Clerc, and her first album was a big hit. So you might not like her style but people respect her as a musician." The album "Little French Songs" is due for release in France on April 1st.