London, July 10 : Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has already come to turns with the fact that the French public might scorn her new album just because she's married to their President Nicolas Sarkozy.
The French first lady's third album - Comme Si De Rien N'Etait - is set to be released on July 11 in France.
And, Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy admitted in an interview with VSD magazine that she's bracing herself for reaction to it, reports the BBC.
"If people don't listen because I married the president of the republic, I understand," she told the mag.
However, if people do like it, she admits she would be "delighted".
"And if people especially like it, that is what counts for me," she said.
Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy also revealed that the lyrics were penned "a little bit before, a little bit during and a little bit after" her swift romance with Sarkozy.
Her change in status will however mean that she will not be touring to promote the album.
Mrs Bruni-Sarkozy's record label Naive has also confirmed that 14 tracks of the album will be available for free on www.carlabruni.com from 08.30 BST until July 21.
The yet-to-be-released album will be sold internationally as "Simply", and royalties will go to charity.