The Veronicas are officially back with the visuals for their latest release, 'On Your Side', written and directed by Orange is the New Black's star Ruby Rose.
Starring Rose alongside her girlfriend Jessica Origliasso, the passionate music video turned short film tackles the often tricky subject of staying friends with your ex following a break-up.
Origliasso comments on the piece: "Ruby Rose is known for creating powerful and intensely affecting work and being given the opportunity to collaborate with her artistic force has been an incredible experience, both personally and professionally.
"Lisa and I have always been drawn to unconventional and honest story telling through our music; Ruby brought this to the forefront in our video for 'On Your Side'.
"The video shares a story between Ruby's character and mine. It's a true to life look at the passion and protection of two people falling in love and, ultimately, a love that cannot be broken.
"Working with Ruby, someone who naturally aligns with and embraces powerful and impassioned narrative, was an organic step forward for The Veronicas and an inspiring and rewarding experience for everyone involved."
Rose adds: "I remember sitting in a London hotel room listening to some of the girl's new music casually playing as we spoke about their new album. When 'On Your Side' came on I stopped in my tracks and asked them to replay it… And replay it.
"When I first heard the song I was drawn to the lyrics. Some songs tell the first chapter of a story others only tell the last, but here I was listening to a full narrative of someone's sincere experience with love. It stood out to me and like any great narrative you wanted to know what was going to happen next.
"Some months later when the girls spoke about making a video it occurred to me they had never done an entirely narrative-based video. One without the use of singing to camera. I felt compelled to write a short film for it and see what they thought.
"They love the idea of it and asked if I wanted to be in it. A few days later we shot it over a weekend in Auckland.
"The only thing is I threw out the original concept for the short film the night before shooting when I realised how many times they had used cars in previous videos. I wrote the treatment for what stands as the video today as an 11th hour revision.
"As both a director and an actor it was great to work with Jessica. I was blown away by what a naturally gifted actor she is."
'On Your Side' is the second single to be lifted from The Veronicas forthcoming album, set for release in 2017.