Italian twins Mirko and Velerio, smiling before playing their violins.

Symphony of Two

davidwicaiBlog, Daily Distraction

A lot of musical artists have played quarantine concerts, providing much needed moments of escape for their fans. But few have grabbed the Internet like the Italian twins Mirko and Velerio.

The boys cover Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” with a genuine joy, which is not something many 12-year-olds in quarantine feel. Even before hitting play, their smiles provide a lift. 

The song is also a great choice. Coldplay is a band whose immense popularity is nearly equaled by the number of people who passionately dislike them because of that popularity. But right now, who wouldn’t love to join thousands of others singing along to one of their many anthems?