Everyone’s favourite pop-belting Aussie twins, The Veronicas (Lisa and Jess Origliasso) have finally landed their spaceship back on Earth after a five-year music hiatus.
The genetically-blessed duo have been making music for the past year and a half (Lisa has even done a retro side project with a friend) after spending some time apart, doing some soul-searching and discovering new books and sounds. And finally, their third album, Life On Mars, will be released in September/October.
The Veronicas’ mother, Colleen, shown here in her twenties, is on the artwork of the new single | via Pop On And On
Lisa and Jess have promoted their upcoming album and first single, “Lolita”, extensively on Twitter. “Lolita” officially dropped yesterday, first on Kyle & Jackie O’s 2DayFM show (yes, it still exists! I realised that when I unfortunately saw NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell kissing Jackie on the lips on Seven News the other day) and is now available on YouTube (included below!), TheVeronicas.com and iTunes.
The single’s title is borrowed from Vladimir Nabokov’s infamous 1950s novel which chronicles a middle-aged man’s obsession and sexual involvement with a 12-year-old girl. Stanley Kubrick’s film adaptation of the book features a pair of iconic red heart-shaped sunnies, which The V’s have sported enthusiastically in the past.
Photo: Never Give Up On This Love
Over the past few years, the twosome have shown a greater interest in witchcraft and alternative universe-related ideas. This is evident, but not too overwhelmingly obvious, in their new single. “Lolita” offers a modern, mysterious and compelling sound combined with the feel-good electro-pop vibes notable in their last album, Hook Me Up. The track is catchy yet unique and well-written in a classic Veronicas style, and I’m pleasantly surprised that they do still sound the same, retaining the familiar harmonic vocals they’ve always displayed, yet different as they continue to develop as women and artists.
The Veronicas should be commended for taking their time with their new sound to generate something new and more creative than the norm these days (and they’ve been successful – within 24 hours, the song has already been a trending topic on Twitter and broke into the top 30 on iTunes!) For the girls and fans alike, it’s an exciting return to the music scene – almost like they never left. Bring on the album, I say!
Check out their official lyric video for “Lolita” now!