Countess Luann of NYC 'Housewives' releases new single: Hear it and weep | EW.com

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Countess Luann of NYC 'Housewives' releases new single: Hear it and weep

LuAnn De Lesseps

(Joe Pugliese/Bravo)

Sometimes one brash atrocity follows closely on the heels of another.

But Countess LuAnn of the NYC Real Housewives was kind enough to wait more than a year before unleashing her second single, “Chic, C’est La Vie,” on the world.

This comatose club thumper is an ode to the “money power and romance” that fill LuAnn de Lesseps’ waking hours. “Life is but a dream/When every day you’re living is featured on TV,” she asserts, but this music video itself indicates that perhaps her musical moments are best left undocumented by camera, tape recorder, or human ear. Watch it here:

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Ripping into this tune is almost too easy, but I will say that if LuAnn wants to sing a simple song, next time she could bother to, you know, actually sing. Instead we find de Lesseps droning lyrics about the high life with all the enthusiasm of a Catholic reciting the Apostles’ Creed.

Keep an eye out in the video for fellow Real Housewives Jill Zarin and Kelly Killoren Bensimon (the others don’t appear in spite of her generous shout-outs).

By the way, in case you took a useful language in college like Spanish, it’s worth noting that the song’s French title roughly translates to “hey, look at me everybody!!” (Or if you want to get technical, “Fashionableness! That’s life.”)

What do you think of the video? Has the Countess outdone herself? Has she proven the message of her first single, “Money Can’t Buy You Class”? Or is she just tardy to the reality TV star music-making party?

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