Watch Carla Bruni Perform an Acoustic Cover of The Rolling Stones' "Miss You"
After analyzing Taylor Swift's new single ad nauseam, we're inclined to think that there's a subtext to every new musical release. And considering Carla Bruni once famously dated Mick Jagger, it's definitely intriguing that the model-singer and former French first lady would cover The Rolling Stones's "Miss You" of all things for her forthcoming album of covers. But in this particular case, you can most likely chalk it up to pure fandom. The song is one of eleven tracks by artists including Depeche Mode, The Clash, AC/DC, and others off Bruni's new EP, French Touch, out Oct. 6.
Each cover was handpicked by Bruni for its romantic lyricism and set against acoustic strings, accompanied by her intimate, beckoning voice for a certain je ne sais quoi that is unequivocally sexy. The "Miss You" video, directed by Jean-Baptiste Mondino—who has worked with the likes of Madonna, Björk, and Vanessa Paradis—features Bruni swaying and singing in a recording studio wearing a pair of low-rise bootcut jeans and a sweater. As far as we can tell, there's no hidden message that would suggest anything other than a genuine appreciation for the original version.
Watch the video above, premiering exclusively on InStyle.com.