Venice is a unique place. At its worst it feels much like something managed by Disney. The streets sticky with melted gelato and heaving with tourists, you’d be hard pressed to hear Italian being spoken. But move away from the Rialto Bridge or Piazza San Marco and Venice retains a feeling of mystery that is hard to find anywhere else in the world. Medieval frontages dip down to narrow canals, the maze of streets enticing visitors to get lost. This is the Venice I fell in love with when I was lucky enough to be travelling to Italy for work regularly.

“Venice Tears” by Ida Elena captures this hidden Venice perfectly. It’s evocative of the silence that lurks off the main streets and lies hidden in shadows away from tourists. Close your eyes and get lost in its haunting love story.

Ida Elena’s first album “(My) World Music” is due to return to Itunes next month with a further album set for release next year.