Class Actress To Release Movies EP June 23
For Fans Of: Small Black, Tanlines, MNDR, School Of Seven Bells, Summer Camp, Twin Shadow
In 2013, Elizabeth Harper, the singer/songwriter behind Class Actress, left New York behind her to find new inspiration and headed to Los Angeles. The allure of the fame and fortune in Hollywood brings many out west but Harper came under the guise of consolation over personal grief. While living in a bungalow within an infamous Beverly Hills hotel, she serendipitously reconnected with a former flame – a torrid encounter that reignited passion and desire. Context is everything and out of those ashes came the inspiration for Movies, the new Class Actress EP coming June 23rd on Casablanca Records. You can pre-order Movies EP today and receive an instant download of “More Than You”. Music video for “More Than You” premieres on VEVO today also.
Movies is reminiscent of late 80s / early 90s neo-noir, meticulously recreating the glitz, glamour and dark underbelly of Hollywood Hills-life into synthesized dance tracks. Elizabeth Harper’s sultry voice perfectly coexists over nu-disco beats produced by herself, Giorgio Moroder, Neon Indian and Mess Kid among others. Executive-produced by dance music legend Giorgio Moroder and acclaimed songwriter Evan Bogart (son of Neil Bogart, the founder of Casablanca Records), the EP reunites Moroder and a Bogart for the first time since the original team behind the life-force of the label, a reunion which happened specifically because of this release. The six-song EP is timeless yet captures a very essential moment of 2015 Los Angeles. On making the music, Moroder said:
“It was such an amazing experience to work on a release for Casablanca again. It means a lot to me at this point in my career anytime someone is interested in working with me. She [class actress] is so lovely to work with, and made the work a very enjoyable experience for me.”
Bogart speaks to the history of Casablanca and the connection with Class Actress’s music, “It was truly a magical experience being able to play my role in the cinematic landscape of Class Actress. Elizabeth is a true artiste, someone my Dad would’ve adored, a real Casablanca artist whose vision transcends decades of music and sensuality. To cultivate this project alongside the legendary Giorgio, with Casablanca, has been a longtime dream of mine come true.”
The FADER premiered new single “More Than You”, calling it “a silky earworm that has all of her signatures — shimmery synths and love-fueled lyrics delivered with Harper’s breathy vocals, just above a whisper”, FACT premiered Cid Rim’s synthpop remix and today Class Actress shares a steamy new video for the song. Harper plays the role of femme fatale and soundtracks a classic LA tale of lust and seduction with a dance-beat that takes a dark turn.
Update: You can now hear another new song “High On Love” below!
Update #2: Listen to another new song “GFE” below!!
1. More Than You
2. The Limit
3. High On Love
5. Love My Darkness