The Veronicas just dropped the official music video for their latest single “On Your Side” !
The clip, which was written and directed by Jessica‘s on-again-girlfriend Ruby Rose, tells the story of a passionate young couple, played by Jess and the 30-year-old Orange Is The New Black star, as they meet and fall in love. Things suddenly take a turn for the worse when the couple is confronted with violence and Rose‘s character begins a dark and reckless relationship with drugs.
“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,” Ruby said in a statement. “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 loved 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.”
“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,” Jess added with her statement. “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.”