The Veronicas – Gothic Summer

The Veronicas

Today, iconic Alt-Pop Trailblazers, The Veronicas, return to the international music scene with the release of their timely new single, “Perfect.” The new song comes with a huge surprise announcement – An album, GOTHIC SUMMER, will be released in early 2024 via Big Noise.

Gothic Summer album

“Perfect” is a riotous pop/rock anthem, infused with 90’s style distorted guitars, shimmering melodies, and passionate adlibs. The spirited anthem reflects timely on society’s compulsion with comparison and perception, urging greater self-love, and mastery of your own design. The gothic-themed chorus lyrics (No one makes it out alive), reminding people that while we may exist as individuals, we are all connected by the humanity of our ends, vividly paints a picture of anti-ego anarchy.

The single was created with John Feldmann (Blink-182, Avril Lavigne, YungBlud), and co-produced by Ryan Linville (Olivia Rodrigo, Chappell Roan, Charlotte Cardin). To add even more excitement and pop-punk nostalgia to the mix, Travis Barker from Blink-182 happened to be in the neighborhood and hopped on the drums.

Drawing inspiration from one of their favorite quotes – ‘In a society that profits from your self-doubt, loving yourself is a rebellious act’ – The Veronicas share their thoughts on the song: “Perfect is a love letter to our younger and current selves. Perfection has a different meaning for everyone. Social media has changed how we interact with the world. Perception verse reality is rewarded and condemned. From what people wear, to who they date. It’s like a magnifying glass. We just want to remind everyone to empower themselves, and free their minds. We all die in the end; we have to live with and love ourselves fiercely first and foremost. On our deathbeds the only opinion that will matter on how you’ve lived will be your own.”

Creatively concepted, co-directed, and styled by The Veronicas, the “Perfect” music video is a visually stunning homage to the influential artists and aesthetics of the 90s that shaped their musical journey. Drawing inspiration from iconic figures they admired like Courtney Love, PJ Harvey, Bjork, Gwen Stefani, Fiona Apple, and Hole, the duo explains, “They were raw, glamorous, powerful, and weren’t afraid to get ugly. We miss that about music.”

Their creative vision is also heavily influenced by the dark surrealism found in the works of renowned creators such as David Lynch and David LaChapelle, adding an intriguing layer of depth to the visual experience. Jessie and Lisa share, “The video starts super glam, back from the metaphorical dead, back in reality, and slowly descends into a raw, powerful unhinged performance of the song, with glitter rain, and a huntsman Spider as the gothic voice on our shoulder. We love playing with shadow concepts, and high pop aesthetic. So this song and video was our chance to lean entirely into everything we love about empowerment in music”


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