"When The Veronicas – aka Jessica and Lisa Origliasso – exploded onto the scene back in 2005 with their deliriously addictive hit 4ever, it seemed like there was no stopping them. Their first two albums, The Secret Life Of... and Hook Me Up, sold a staggering half a million copies and the girls were the first Australian act to hit one million downloads in the US. Then they evaporated into thin air, along with the promise of a third album.
Well, after a seven-year hiatus and their record company drama behind them, the identical 29-year-old popettes are making their chart return with a powerful ballad – and exposing their many vulnerabilities.
"Sometimes, a track comes along that no amount of planning as a songwriter can prepare you for," says Jess. "You Ruin Me was recorded at 1am in the throes of emotion and we only recorded it a handful of times, leaving it in the raw state it was created," she explains.
"We've never been afraid to write from our hearts and share it," adds Lisa. "Because often, strength is discovered in the places we are broken the most."
We hear you, ladies. Nice to have you back."