The backstory behind Movies, the upcoming EP from Class Actress, reads like a steamy Hollywood thriller, so it’s only appropriate that the video that the Movies track “More Than You” should follow suit. Elizabeth Harper (a.k.a. Class Actress) left her home in New York behind for L.A. in 2013 — a stay in a notorious Hollywood hotel and one intense love affair later, Harper had the inspiration for the cinematic songs that make up Movies. The steamy, surprising video for “More Than You” plays out like a lost David Lynch movie, and the music reflects that sleek-but-decadent, slightly disturbing feel perfectly.
The EP is due out June 23 via Casablanca Records and was co-produced by the legendary Giorgio Moroder, Neon Indian and Mess Kid. The executive producers are Moroder and Evan Bogart, son of famed Casablanca founder Neil Bogart. For Moroder being back with a Bogart on Casablanca (home of many a disco hit in the ’70s) feels very much like home.
Moroder says, “It was such an amazing experience to work on a release for Casablanca again… She [Class Actress] is so lovely to work with, and made the work a very enjoyable experience for me.” Bogart shares Moroder’s enthusiasm, observing, “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.”