New Song: The Veronicas, ‘Lolita’

The Veronicas FINALLY return to our lives with ‘Lolita.’

Waiting for Australian girl group The Veronicas to release new music has been like, as the great American poet Selena Gomez once famously said, a year without rain. Except JK, it’s been even worse than that, because it’s been FIVE YEARS since Lisa and Jessica dropped their flawless sophomore LP Hook Me Up. But we can all stop crying now. The sonic drought is officially over now that they just dropped their new song “Lolita,” and it’s safe to say that it was worth the wait.

Listen to The Veronicas’ “Lolita” after the jump.

The Veronicas just debuted “Lolita,” the Toby Gad-produced single from their upcoming third album, Life on Mars. And honestly? It’s as close to a perfect pop song as you can get in 2012. The girls have always been a little bit darker and more tortured than their contemporaries, and “Lolita” delivers on that realness. It features a pummeling house beat and twinkly spaced-out instrumentation, In a melodically soaring chorus that cuts like a knife, the good girls go bad: “I’m your Lolita, la femme Nikita/ When we’re together, you’ll love me forever/ You’re my possession, I’m your obsession/ Don’t tell me never, I’ll love you forever.” It’s an exactingly gorgeous evolution of their brooding dance pop, but the thunderously squealing dubstep break makes it modern and radio-friendly. Consider us obsessed — and if Nabokov were still around, we’re pretty sure that dude would be too.

+ Listen to The Veronicas’ “Lolita.”

Photo credit: The Veronicas’ Facebook