The Veronicas have teased “You Ruin Me,” the Aussie pop duo’s first new release in seven years.
Written with APRA Award winning song-writing and production team DNA Songs (David Musumeci and Anthony Egizii), the song is the first lifted from the Veronicas’ self-titled third album, set to drop at an unspecified date later this year.
Twenty-nine-year-old twins Lisa Origliasso and Jessica Origliasso, who formed the Veronicas in Brisbane back in 1999 have spent the past two years travelling the globe and writing and recording their third album.
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“Sometimes a song comes along that no amount of planning as a songwriter can prepare you for. This song was written and recorded at 1am in the throes of emotion. We reworked it only a handful of times, leaving it in the raw state it was created,” the pair say in a statement.
“We have never been afraid to write from our hearts, and there is something that captures us when writing about heartbreak that we will always want to share. Because in the places we are broken, these are the places we learn to become the strongest. This is our time of rebirth”
“You Ruin Me” is the sibling act’s first music release since Hook Me Up arrived in 2007, and their first with Sony Music Entertainment. The full music video and single will be released Sept. 19. Watch the teaser below.
The Veronicas were originally signed by Sire founder Seymour Stein and developed in the United States, though their biggest following has always been in their homeland, where their two studio albums are certified multi-platinum and both peaked at No. 2 (2005’s The Secret Life Of... and Hook Me Up).
International success came with “Untouched” (Engineroom/Sire/ Warner Bros). The song reached No. 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2009, making the Veronicas the first Australian pop act to crack the top 20 since Kylie Minogue peaked at No. 7 in March 2002 with “Can’t Get You out of My Head.” “Untouched” has sold more than 1.7 million downloads worldwide, according to reps for the pair, and it reignited interest in its album, which peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseeker Chart. They split with Warner in 2013.