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Out of the palace, back in the studio

PARIS - Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, France’s former first lady, will release an album titled “Little French Songs” in the spring, the singer-songwriter’s agent said on Tuesday.

The record, whose title track pays homage to France’s great songwriters, is “practically finished”, Bertrand de Labbey told RTL radio.

It will be her first album since 2008, when she married France’s then president Nicolas Sarkozy, who lost his bid for re-election last year.

De Labbey said that while the former model lived at the Elysee palace, she “suffered from not being able to do her job”.

“But she made a choice. She chose a man she loves and she is happy with him,” he added.

The new album by Bruni-Sarkozy, who writes her own lyrics and often the music, will be her fourth.

Her last record, “Comme si de rien n’etait” (“As if Nothing Had Happened”), came out in July 2008. Its royalties went to the Fondation de France charity.


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