Hot Video Alert: Countess Luann - Chic C'Est La Vie
Well, it looks like Real Housewife of New York's Countess Luann de Lesseps has released a second single, "Chic C'Est La Vie." She certainly took her sweet time, didn't she? Previous single, the super catchy "Money Can't Buy You Class" was released all the way back in May of last year! I mean I know The Countess is busy writing books, being philanthropic and canoodling with her French boyfriend, but come on Luann! Your music fans have needs too!
Signed to indie dance label Ultra Records, Countess Luann brings us another spoken word dance treat. "Chic C'Est La Vie" is fun...if you forget the fact that the woman can't sing, or act for that matter. The most I could hope for here is a cool video. Unfortunately, The Countess does NOT deliver in this regard either. Where as the video for "Money Can't Buy You Class" was poorly acted, at least it had a sleek, chic, modern look and actually resembled a music video. The "Chic C'Est La Vie" video is a hot mess, essentially a weekend girls trip filmed at The Borgata in Atlantic City with New York Housewives pals Jill Zarin and Kelly Killoren Bensimon (the only two who would agree to appear in the clip). Where as the "Money Can't Buy You Class" video was sleek and contemporary, the "Chic C'Est La Vie" video is pure camp and cheese. While in the video, The Countess and her friends flaunt wealth and luxury, it's nothing but a cheap representation of both. Pity.
The single was digitally released June 28th and features two dance remixes and a "Moroccan" mix, clearly inspired by the housewives recent trip to Morocco on the show. As far as the remixes go, they are very clearly a big step up from the original track which lacks pretty much everything, especially talent. I'm officially putting a moratorium on Bravo reality stars releasing music...except for Melissa Gorga on New Jersey. That girl can actually sing. I'll give her a shot. Download "Chic C'Est La Vie" on U.S. iTunes HERE and check out the riveting music video below. I love watching all of the awkward extras pretending like they give a shit.
P.S. - Check out my review on the rest of the Housewives singing careers.