Carla Bruni releases her musical interpretation of WH Auden’s ‘Lady Weeping At The Crossroad’ from her acclaimed second album ‘No Promises’
“Lovelier than Kate Moss – and better read. Her growly reading of Auden’s Lady Weeping at the crossroads could be a Cohen classic”. Observer Music Magazine
Carla Bruni’s second album – her first in English – drew critical acclaim following its UK release in May. The Italian-born, Paris-raised former supermodel breathed new life into classic poems by 19th and 20th century poets including WB Yeats, Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti and WH Auden. Teaming up ex-Telephone guitarist Louis Bertignac Carla created an album that was sensual and seductive yet understated in its loveliness.
“Wistfully accomplished” – Mojo Magazine
“This extraordinary album is one of the most delicious that I’ve listened to in years” – Acoustic Magazine
“Grown up, sultry and satisfying” – Esquire Magazine
“Really quite beautiful – gentle warm and utterly uncontrived. Sexy and profound – it’s a seductive combination” – Daily Telegraph
“A beautiful woman has just made a beautiful album” – The Sun
“Impossible to resist” – Daily Express
“Carla Bruni’s music is good enough to erase the memory of Naomi Campbell’s Babywoman” – Word Magazine
Carla’s musical interpretation of WH Auden’s 1945 poem ‘Lady Weeping At The Crossroad’ is profound, potent and imbued with a delicate beauty from an album of, quite simply, pure poetry.