Hello Verona fans!

It’s almost 2013 and I have a little story that I want to share.

I strolled around the shops today and as I weaved my way around coffee drinkers and boutique stores (that were closed grr…) I wondered what Simon had been up to. I hadn’t seen him in a while so I called him.

“Hi Simon. I’m at the cafe a few blocks from your house. Let’s grab a coffee.”
“I’ll be there in 10 minutes,” Simon quickly agreed.

10 minutes later and we were sitting outside a local cafe catching up on all the news. “Wow… It’s been a while…” I secretly thought. “Simon’s hair has grown. A lot. It’s really curly.”

As we caught up on where our lives had taken us in 2012, the conversation inevitably meandered its way towards our passion project: Verona. Sweet, sweet Verona.

For all the budding chefs, I liken Verona to cinnamon. I believe they share similar qualities; incredibly sweet with the profound and magical ability to transform and transcend a dish, but also bitter if not careful.

As we reflected on 2012, a few major themes came to light; most notably:

2012: A year of personal growth

Myself and Simon were both finalising our outstanding commitments, and had started to focus on our own individual projects. As a result, Verona took a back seat because we both had to undertake a journey; to live life; to experience it with joy and abandon; to learn; to grow; and to develop both personally and professionally so that when we picked up the reins again, we could jump in with both feet with a deeper understanding and appreciation.

Despite the hiatus Verona has grown. A lot!

An extra 6,000 Facebook fans and 3,000 Twitter followers to be a little more precise. Way. To. Go. Guys!!

This was a big (and pleasant) surprise. The regular Facebook posts from listeners requesting more songs and release dates was fantastic. (“People like the music? I thought only my mum and my tone-deaf friends would like it. Honest.”) Who knew..

It is truly touching to know that the music we create and distribute for free is loved and strikes a chord with others, and that there are people who patiently very patiently wait for more.

Your support, encouragement and comments are amazing pick-me-ups. You guys rock! (A lot!)

We’ve come full circle

They say that if you love someone, you can let them go. If it’s meant to be, one day they will return. I want to know that music is something that I truly love; something that forms a core part of who I am; and something that I seek on my own accord.

After a long hiatus, I sat at my piano last month and played. It wasn’t until then that I realised how much I had missed music. I found notes and chords that expressed what my words could not. It felt… nice. (There was that click so to speak.)

It was here that a seed was planted, and it kept growing and growing. I had to find a way back.

Our vision

Our vision is to make music that takes every listener on a voyage.

To connect on a deep level with every listener, to create consumable songs to love and share, and to make the music available for FREE.

We want to continually release new songs on a regular cycle, and this is where YOU can help!

If you like what you hear, leave a note and let us know. Share our music. Tell your friends about it. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Let’s grow together.

Until next time,

Kym

P.S. Merry Christmas everyone and here’s to an amazing 2013.

Some of our favourite tweets

Burning Man

Kym Huynh —  November 9, 2012 — Leave a comment

Burning Man

Have you ever heard of the Burning Man festival? It’s a week long event held every year in the Nevada desert and it’s widely renowned for being the greatest festival on earth!

Check out this video which gives you a feeling of what we’re talking about.

As a bonus, our track “Hero” is used as the backing music!

To follow on from the success of our single “Hero” we’ve decided to release our exclusive pop mini mix “Music That Makes You Explode” featuring the track itself alongside songs by Kanye West, Foster The People, Cee Lo Green, Rhianna and John Legend.

FREE download of “Verona – Music That Makes You Explode (Pop Mini Mix)”.

And don’t forget to share it and tweet it to your friends!

Verona – Hero

Kym Huynh —  November 21, 2011 — 2 Comments

It’s been a long wait, but we can now announce our new track ‘Hero’ is finished and ready for download.

FREE download of “Verona – Hero”.

We really appreciate all the support we’ve received from you guys in the last 12 months, so hopefully you’ll like the track and remember the more you share it on Facebook and Twitter the better.

We make music to be heard so spread it as far and wide as you like!

Verona – Around You

mmprotest —  March 10, 2011 — 10 Comments

So after a marathon recording session this week, we finally finished “Around You”.

Watch the video and download free from the link below.

FREE download of “Verona – Around You”.