By Alan Ho
The dynamic duo is back, but it’s not like they actually ever left. But in today’s here today, gone tomorrow mentality in the music world, 5 years gone is more like 50 years gone. Australia’s The Veronicas, who formed in 1999 and hit the breakout circuit in 2005 when they were signed by Sire/Warner Bros. and then international pop stardom in 2009 with sophomore album Untouched, has just inked today (Monday April 28, 2014) an international music deal with Sony Music Entertainment.
The deal in the music world sense begins their comeback, where they have been at work album no. 3 since 2010 but had been in a holding pattern it seems since last year, when they broke away with WBR.
“The opportunity to work with such a successful team that understand and support our freedom as the artists we are, and who have embraced us to help lift us higher than we’ve known in the past, is nothing short of a privilege and blessing,” comments Jess Origliasso in a statement, “With (Sony Music Australasia chairman/CEO) Denis Handlin and the Sony Music team worldwide, we finally feel at home to create music and a career without limits.”
According to Sony, the third album will be released sometime this year (no word which Sony Music US label property, but Epic or Columbia is a sure bet), which at press time has gone through several working titles and has a bona-fide single that may never be released or appear on the album itself called “Lolita.”