Hooked on double meanings
The Veronicas have come a long way since the 4ever days. The new album Hook Me Up, is quite naughty and even has bisexual undertones. Jess Origliasso, the edgier twin with tattoos and sexy hair, said the new album is broader than the last.
“Stylistically it’s a lot more electro pop rock than the first record. It’s very beat-driven but it’s a fun record. There are a lot more heavy guitars as well – it’s a good mix,” Origliasso said.
“We have grown as artists. So when it came time to write this one we didn’t want to bring out the same record. We were in a different place musically from two years ago – it’s a natural progression.”
The single Hook Me Up peaked on the ARIA charts at 4 and a second single will be released by the end of the year.
The album has a mixture of dancefloor tracks and meaningful break-up numbers. The standout tunes are Revenge and Take Me On The Floor.
“Revenge is a particular song which was written about a certain person in Lisa’s life and it was a situation that happened. We’re very proud of that song,” Origliasso said.
“Take Me On The Floor is about meeting someone at a club. The lyrics are, ‘I want to kiss a girl; I want to kiss a boy.’ The song is open for interpretation and some people take it in completely different ways.”
The Veronicas will play the Hordern Pavilion on Friday 7 December.
“It’s going to be the biggest show we’ve done. We will sing a lot of new music and old music,” Origliasso said.
“There is going to be good lighting, lots of costume changes and it even has a theme – it’s quite theatrical.”
Hook Me Up is out now. Tickets for the December show can be booked through Ticketek on 132 849 or www.ticketek.com.au.