Class Actress – Adolescent Heart

by MV

Following on from last year’s unnervingly mannered gem Careful What You Say (download here), Elizabeth Harper and her Brooklyn electro-pop trio Class Actress recently put out their debut EP, Journal of Ardency. From it, here’s the video for standout track Adolescent Heart, as well as another one for the title track.

With Adolescent Heart, you almost know what to expect from the title. Dreamy, lovely tales of recovering lost innocence, with a suitably 70s-tinted vid to go with it. The words trip along, occasionally slipping out of sync with the melody with a kind of cute awkwardness. There are echoes of the delicate approach employed by the likes of Au Revoir Simone, but there’s something altogether more sophisticated (in a good way!) about Harper’s vocals that make Class Actress essential listening for summer 2010.

For any London folk reading, they play the Lexington on May 14th, and Barden’s on the 19th. Definitely worth checking out.