(Photo credit: Matthieu Zazzo)

By Myki Angeline

French singer Carla Bruni announced in late May the release of her fifth studio album set for release October 6. French Touch is produced by legendary producer, composer, and musician, David Foster via Verve Records/Barclay/Universal Music France.  The album is her first collection of English-language cover songs that include Bruni’s interpretations of hits by ABBA, The Rolling Stones, and The Clash.

Her first single “Enjoy The Silence” is available on all digital and streaming services. The video has already received over 78k views on Youtube. Originally recorded by English band Depeche Mode back in 1990, Bruni’s version is stripped down from its former electric goth influence and brings about a beautiful, yet moody ballad that only she could deliver, “What I like very much about the song is the lyrics. It’s such a perfect song that it really didn’t need a cover. The lyrics are quite dark, but they’re made stronger because, nowadays, noise is everywhere. We need silence. Silence is healing.” says Bruni.

You can download “Enjoy The Silence” from her website: carlabruni.com

You can purchase Little French Songs on iTunes HERE.

Bruni, who is a former first lady of France, has been performing and writing since 1997 She released her first album Quelqu’un m’a dit (Someone Told Me) by 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.

Below is Carla Bruni’s video for her cover of “Enjoy The Silence”!