Sunday, 13 June 2010

CLASS ACTRESS

















Props to Elizabeth Harper, the voice behind Class Actress, who is dubbed by critics as 'Brooklyn's very own Madonna'(need I say more) for being really ace and answering some questions. After a bit of a style revolution, Class Actress have identified a chilly, fresh electronic sound that works. This song got me hooked; soaring guitars and smoooothhhh, smooth vocals. You could say she was CLASS ho ho ho.

First off, have you always wanted to make a career out of music or was it something that fell into place later on in life?
I grew up a huge music fan. Band posters on my bedroom walls, huge cd collection, saving up my allowance for front row seats... My dad was in a band when I was a little girl... but I never thought I would be a musician till i started to learn guitar and write songs and people liked it and it all just felt right. So right...writing always made sense but the singing came in college.

'Goth prep' and 'Stalker pop' are awesome terms haha can you briefly explain what they mean for clueless Brits?
Ha ok here goes, well people say goth pop and I just thought mark and I were more goth prep- as a fashion statement. Less than zero flipped collared polo shirts meets the dark dread inside me. Stalker pop - well I thought Caroline and I made it up but turns out it's a real thing.. The smiths, the cure using unrequited love as a geyser for source material. Who know that my natural neurotic obsessions would be what they are.. But ce la vie...

You previously did a lot of acoustic work Elizabeth, do you think you'll ever revisit that commercially, or do you feel your musical style now is more 'you' and comfortable?
Yes...I may revisit the guitar softer stuff but I live in the now and now I am me and this feels more right than anything I've ever done.

What other bands around at the moment do you really like?
Washed out, neon indian, mgmt, yeasayer...

Where would you love to tour?
Japan

Being likened to Madonna must be a massive compliment, which one her songs do you reckon has influenced you the most?
Borderline...that bass line? Hello!! Also think of me is the jam as well as everybody holiday...

Finally, if you could sit down and have a chin-wag with one musical icon, past or present, who would it be?
I need to have dinner with Brett Easton Ellis the author and Marvin Gaye.

Cheers!


http://www.myspace.com/elizabethharper
Lovely tunes. Buy the music from itunes and other musical entities.