Little French Songs - VERVE
FILTER Grade: 83%
By Ken Scrudato on April 22, 2013
If there was anything that didn’t need reinvention, it’s the beguiling musical stylings of l’ancienne première dame de France Carla Bruni. Her guilelessly titled new album is once again like a precious gift of felicity amidst the daily distress that is la vie en 2013. Flitting effortlessly between stark but pretty Gallic folk, and breezy, Brazilian-spiced Europop, Bruni manages to affectingly convey sweetness, melancholy and a prodigious amount of unselfconscious joy in both music and voice. French? Bien sûr! Little? Hardly.