On Friday, French First Lady Carla Bruni’s new album drops in France. You know, the one in which she sings about rolling up her guy and smoking him. Bruni is no fool — she knows people will likely judge the album harshly, since she married the French president after a whirlwind three-month romance and all. “If people don’t listen because I married the president of the republic, I understand. If they do listen because I married the president of the republic, I will be delighted,” she told France Inter radio, according to the AFP.
Bruni wrote eleven of the fourteen tracks on the album, Comme Si De Rien N’Etait (which ironically translates to Simply). She’s not planning a tour (boo) but is happy she decided to keep up her singing career after her marriage. AFP reports:
“It is 2008. Women often keep their jobs when they marry, even when they marry someone with such an important job as my husband,” she said, pointing out that Cherie Blair kept working as a lawyer throughout her husband’s term as British prime minister.
Bruni added she “would be lucky” if she managed to write another album before 2012 when her husband leaves office, since she expects to spend all her time fulfilling official First Lady duties. And in accordance with this responsible behavior, she’s donating all royalties from the album to charity.