The Return of the Dancefloor Diva



You know how there’s always that one song that you never ever get sick of? For me, that currently includes Rihanna’s “Diamonds” and any Britney or Patti Smith tune — because, you know, my musical palette is really diverse.  That’s also the case when it comes to Brooklyn synth-pop outfit, Class Actress, and their full-length debut, Rapprocher (which, by the way, means “to come closer.”) There’s just something about those lovelorn shadowy bangers that leave me dancing on my own (and maybe crying several tequila tears) at an underground rave. The charismatic front-woman, Elizabeth Harper, is the sexy siren behind the mic, and if you haven’t been to a Class Actress show… to be frank… whacha f***ing waiting for?! Spoiler alert: Her dreamy pipes will break your heart and/or have you making out with a nearby cutie, and her fashion numbers will make you bolt to the nearest designer vintage store. K, and don’t even get me started on her late ’80s-stylized music videos, specifically “Weekend,” seen above, which features a Jean-Michel Basquiat lookalike. *Swoon* As a result of our Class Actress obsession, Galore quizzed Harper on everything from her favorite foreplay-friendly song (meow!) to who’s her favorite Spice Girl (Hint: it’s not Ginger). Like a true Galore-approved dance-floor diva, Harper keeps you guessing. (Okay, and she also totally gives me sassy early Madonna-interview vibes, which is how I like my pop stars.)

Favorite Film Soundtrack: American Gigolo.

Favorite Hotel: Beverly Hills Hotel.

Album Cover Art: New Order – Substance.

Sexiest Woman on Planet Earth: Rita Hayworth in Gilda.

Last Book You’ve Read: 50 Shades of Grey. Or so I thought. Turns out it was actually the German instructions for my electric toothbrush.

If you could play a love interest in any film, who would it be and in what film? Mathilda in The Professional.

The title of your memoir would be… To Be Discontinued

Spirit Animal: Jaguar.

Now for the really important questions….

Favorite Spice Girl: David Beckham.

LOL… and on that spicy note, who has girl power in today’s music scene? There’s no girl power; there’s just star power.

Favorite Prince Song: His best ones are probably in his vault. But outside I would say “When You Were Mine”.

Madonna Song: Either “Like a Virgin” or “Vogue

Brit Brit:
“Piece of Me”

Jay-Z:  “99 Problems”

Katy Perry: The one that’s produced by Max Martin.

Depeche Mode:  All of them.

The Cure: “Boys Don’t Cry”

Aaliyah: “Try Again”

TLC: “Unpretty”

Janet: “That’s The Way Loves Goes”

Okay so Valentine’s Day is approaching… eek! What are your favorite love/sex/heartbreak songs?
Marvin Gaye“What’s Going On?” (foreplay)
Daft Punk“Voyager” (sex)
The Rolling Stones“You Can’t Always Get What You Want” (afterglow)
To be played in that order!

If you could be on the cover of any magazine, what would it be and how would you imagine it? National Geographic.  Naked with baby lions and tigers crawling all over me.

Meow! What are the ups and downs of being a Capricorn? Always climbing to the top of mountian then seeing a higher vista and heading there… it’s in our nature to move up; we follow the high.

If you could write a song with any songwriter, who would it be? The Dream.

What about dream producer?  Benny Blanco… and The Dream!

Photo by Michelle Peerali

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