The Veronicas - Untouched

04 March Critic Jonni 0 Comments

This song has been stuck in my head all day, and can you blame me with how catchy it is? I had no idea who sung it, but later found the name with a jump of glee.

The Veronicas are a two-piece rock band from Australia consisting of twins Jessica Origliasso and Lisa Origliasso. The twins have released a lot of music, but this song along with "4ever" are the only singles that have ever charted, following an album called 'Hook Me Up'. This is the sort of popular music that enters the UK chart, so I was sort of expecting to only see those singles and albums to be released on iTunes, but one quick glance took me by surprise. A lot of singles have been released, so why are people not buying their music? Again I'm going to have to put it down to promotion. I didn't even realise they had released any new material, and I bet only their devoted fans know about the new songs, along with hearsay.

"Untouched" were written by Toby Gad (written many famous tracks and is definitely in high demand), Jessica Origliasso and Lisa Origliasso. The song is about the twins missing their loved ones. Their vocals are effortless and amazing to hear, especially their harmonies and for a rock group it turns it on it's head and makes this amazing. This looked like the perfect rock group to get high international success, but guess it didn't work out that way.

The music video is narrative and performance based, just like all my high rated music videos. And takes a different approached to the song, and although not exactly relatable, it can be considered to be linked.

The performance side is plain and boring. They are performing in front of a bunch of people who are rocking out, except they are not doing the same. It's as if they've been told where the camera is and to never take their eyes from it. The performance scenes are supposed to show their energy on stage and to show what they would be like to see live, and therefore encourage people to go to their tours and gigs. But if all they do is stand there and sing the song, I would never want to see them, and I don't think many others would too.

The narrative is so much better, but the integrated part with the performance as well, reminds me a lot of Avril Lavigne's "Losing Grip", amongst others. The story shows a guy who both girls meet separately. First off Jess is seen with him on the couch and she soon takes off not long after, clearly telling him to wait for her. Yet when he sees Lisa walking around the club he thinks it's Jess and goes after her. They have a passionate moment. We finally return to the couch and it is soon revealed that the guy is trying to make a move on both of them, so they walk away from him together.

Again we have another male actor who no one knows who it is. So if anyone does know please post below with source. Apart from that the storyline is very watchable and engaging (unlike the performance side of things), so much so that the second time I watched it I focused on it a lot more. This is one narrative I won't be forgetting.

Overall an extremely catchy song that will be embedded in history but never lost. The music video has two sides, if I based this video on performance alone the rating would be low, but the narrative is so capturing that it brings the video back, and even tips the balance. So therefore the video gets this rating below.

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