Carla Bruni's new record is out tomorrow (July 11) in France

Carla Bruni – the wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy – is set to release her third album, ‘Comme Si De Rien N’Etait’, tomorrow (July 11) in France, and is already preparing for the backlash.

Bruni has indicating that she is bracing herself for the album to be slammed by the public because of her profile, but has said she will “understand” if this is indeed the case.

“If people don’t listen because I married the president of the republic, I understand,” she told [pb]France Inter radio, adding, “And if people especially like it, that is what counts for me.”

Bruni went on to say that because of her husband’s busy lifestyle she would not be likely to have time to record her fourth album before 2012, the end of her husband’s mandate.

“If I manage to, I would be lucky,” she said.