PETER WILSON & SEAN SMITH, “Verona” and its Remixes EP
“Verona” has a such a beautiful melody at first listen that you simply must play it a few times for the rest of the song to sink in. Once you’re hooked, it’s so easy to get lost in the “Verona” as sung in the duet of the unlikely vocal pairing of Australia’s Peter Wilson and England’s Sean Smith. Some of you will know Peter from his fine work with John von Ahlen’s Parralox, and others will recognize ex-Same Difference’s Sean Smith from these blog pages last year when he tantalized us with “Magic” in an Andy Sikorski remix. The voices don’t really sound like they should be together but they offset each so well other that you don’t want to wait until whichever of them sings next! And when they sing together, it’s a perfect sonic fit. “Verona” of course is the setting in Italy for Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet”. Here, the song is a story of a love that is losing its vibrancy only perhaps to be rekindled by the end. With its musical influences sunk in German europop of the 80’s, “Verona” has this massive and unexpected appeal all around. And there are even a variety of remixes to choose from, but I will tap Matt Pop’s extended version for adding a triumphant flavour to “Verona”. Check out the original below (from Peter’s forthcoming album The Passion & The Flame) and pick up the Remixes EP on iTunes.