Writers wanted: volunteer for HMH today!

Cut storyline from FiM: Twilight’s brief career in music journalism

Are you a brony music enjoyer looking for a way to contribute to the fandom this new year? We’re looking for more people to join our staff as writers to help us keep posting about new fandom music as it’s released!

We’re looking for people who:

  • Enjoy a variety of musical genres and willing to learn how to write about a range of music – being able to write about different genres will give you greater flexibility in the role, and it means there should always be something from our list you can write up.
  • Can dedicate at least 1 hour per week – our number 1 rule is that real life comes first, but in the long term we would like new writers to be able to write a couple of posts per week, each of which should hopefully take up less than 30 mins of your time.
  • Are proficient in English – you don’t need to be a native speaker, but good English makes things easier for you to write posts and for editors to edit them.
  • Use Discord – we run all operations on a staff Discord server, so this is a must.

We provide training for all new writers on how to write articles for HMH, from WordPress and all its quirks to the best way to describe sounds. If you’re interested, get in touch with me on Discord: Spectra#9057


Direct Current – Intercepting Threads | Chillout

As part of his universe of Star Chaser albums, Direct Current brings us this gorgeous chillout tune, featuring cheery and upbeat melodies and a punchy drum to dictate the beat the instrumental alone is wonderful, but put on the lovely vocals and this track is truly one to behold! Definitely have a listen to this one and I promise you’ll be putting it on repeat!


Blurain – Ponies And Powerchords | Alt. Rock Album

It’s always a delight when a new musician shows up in the fandom demonstrating a lot of talent and potential! Working off limited production resources, 17 year-old Blurain comes out swinging with this inspired alternative rock debut pony album. Here are just a couple of the highlights from this 11-track premier!

Oh Equestria: The first full song off the album, Blurain makes a great, charismatic choice to lean into his inexperience by starting the track with feedback from plugging in a guitar and a metronome playing before ever strumming the first notes. Once the intro is over, it is clear that he knows what he’s doing as he professes his love for the technicolor world we all came to love. The chorus hits with a catchy hook singing the name of the song as full harmonies fill out the soundscape. Driving guitars, bass, and drums keep things energetic and fun.

A Princess You’ll Never Be: Blurain goes all-out with a blend of screams and full, harmonized vocals; switching between the two as if to both narrate and illustrate the plight of Chrysalis in this epic track. The guitars have sections of heavy breakdowns, further emphasizing the anguish. As the final song on the album, Blurain gives a stunning performance and really leaves you wanting more.


Zythiria – Dear Father | Alternative / Indie Rock

This song is intended as a little ode from Sunny to her father, and it hits this sombre angle perfectly, both in lyrics by Zyhtiria herself and in instrumental, somehow I teared up even before the vocals set in! Definitely give this one a listen, but be prepared with some tissues.


Darkspeen Shore – Nocturnal Rain | Orchestral

Today, as part of his series of commissions for “Roleplay is Magic” Darkspeen brings us this short but lovely piece! Focusing a lot around the soothing sounds of rain at night, this song is perfect to just relax and forget about time as you play or just chill!


Yashn – Farewell to an Angel | Orchestral

Music has the power to influence others with a variety of emotions. While some evoke optimism and jubilation, some may elicit desperation and melancholy, especially when we lose someone critical and reliable to us. We cannot deny that farewells are inevitable, but what can we do about them? Yashn decided to capture the sentiments and recollections associated with them in his new composition, “Farewell to an Angel”. Saying goodbye to our close ones can be daunting, and often we feel overwhelmed with despair and hopelessness. As we move from denial to acceptance and from encounter to separation, we often experience a range of emotions, much like the violin solo traversing a spectrum of pitches at the beginning of the music. While there is still time we can spend with our loved ones, take a moment to listen to this splendid track and remember that music is always here with us amid difficult times, accompanying us on our journey.


The Wilders – My Bananas (EveryDayDashie 3.0 Remix) | Hybrid EDM

I don’t even know where to start with this track, this is an amazing mish mash of everything from Orchestral to Hardcore, so no matter what you’re into, there’s gonna be a section for you! Dashie did a great job mashing all these genres together and the result is a fun and entertaining chaos that’ll get stuck in your head for a while!


El Nulevoe – Tax of Vengeance (ft. Blackened Blue) | Thrash Metal

Yes, this is a pony song about taxes, but on the contrary to the pain that is filing taxes this song is a joy! Full of energetic and hard hitting melodies and lots of angry screaming vocals this song is exciting and really conveys the hate they feel in Griffonstone for paying their taxes, which is something I’m pretty sure barely anyone has thought about yet xD


Thrack – Friendship Under Control (Feat. Jesh, Namii, Canto, Ocean, and more) (The Longest Johns ponified) | Folk / Acoustic

Yep, this is exactly what you think it is, we now have horse shanties! Together with loads of friends Thrack put together this lovely and hilarious take on the episode “Every Little Thing She Does” from G4, summing up the whole episode, or at least Starlight’s missteps, in an upbeat form full of melody, harmonies and heart!


PumpkinZ – Nurture | Tropical House

Today PumpkinZ brings us this lovely piece and it is a joy to listen to! The drums in this track really stick out and are put on center stage along with the melodies, which provides a unique and refreshing sound. This track feels like walking on soft clouds and is a definite recommendation for just chilling out for an hour or two and listening to this on repeat!


Elias Frost – Sun Rises | Cinematic Orchestral

As part of his Nightwatch Series Elias Frost brings us this banger of an orchestral tune, featuring heavy drums, chanting, singing, and lots of strings and other lovely instruments! This piece really stands out as being an epic orchestral track that conveys a darker, sinister theme and would fit perfect into a trailer for a movie! Definitely give this track a listen cause it’s filled with all manners of interesting sounds and despite being over five and a half minutes long it never gets boring!