One of the most underrated dance-pop tracks of the last decade, in our opinion, has to be Someone Real by Class Actress. The album that followed was similarly quite tremendous, so it’s great to hear Elizabeth Harper return in fine form. The clubbier side has been abandoned for some breathy and addictive synth-pop, but this here Movies EP is the ideal evolution to Harper’s sound and style.
This re-emergence is proving to be quite the, well, class act. After the shimmering lead single More Than You, Elizabeth Harper goes even further down the pop trail with the energetic and elastic synth-drive of High On Love and GFE. Given a certain Mr Moroder is on the exec production credits, it’s unsurprising to hear such immaculate, crystal-clear sounds (which he kind of forgot on his own mediocre album, but somehow oversees with aplomb on a power-packed track called The Limit).
And in perfect cinemascape, Harper delivers her ultimate coup de grace on the lingering, Lana-esque title track, with slow-bursting strings and gently flecked guitar right out of a Western. She embodies this new avatar and persona with ease and a driven madness, and Movies turns out to be the sort of Oscar-worthy experience you never quite want to end.
Movies by Class Actress can be ordered here.