Digging back quite a ways, Steel Chords brings back this beautiful homage to the tireless efforts of the Cutie Mark Crusaders and their quest for cutie marks. Never Give Up is upbeat, cheery, and easy to move along to, giving off the vibe of early punk classics – much like the young CMC! Steel re-released the track to coincide with his concert appearance at this year’s St. Louis Crystal Fair where the song first premiered. In many ways this was a perfect way to reintroduce the track as the song itself has a very nostalgic feel knowing what we know now compared to when it was first written.
Last year, Jyc released some music that he’d composed for the (possibly now defunct) MLP-themed game Friendship is Epic. This is part of the soundtrack, a simple and slightly more minimal piece fit for the title screen of the game.
Tripon’s gone and taken one of Lectro Dub’s oldies from 2012 and turned it into a neat half-time Neuro thing! Okay, that’s not exactly a great description on my part, but it’s pretty unique and difficult to sum up in a short sentence, so go listen to it instead!
BroniKoni is always exceptional with their work and this deeply emotional track is further proof! Empty is the inner thoughts of a lonely pony who doesn’t know if everything he sees is even real or if everything is a distorted fantasy of his own twisted mind. The track is largely driven by the piano accompaniment with the vocals which set a big stage through the use of only two instruments. The inner torment is further expressed with a guitar solo of pure languish. It’s difficult to emphasize how well written and produced this track is, and really needs to be experienced so go check it out!!!
There’s still time to vote for May’s Top Pony Songs, but the voting closes on the 6th this time around, so there’s just one day left to vote. Check out Günz’s May playlist for some ideas.
Elias Frost has another awesome rocking show cover, with a bit of a throwback to Rainbow Rocks! The chorus is as catchy as in the original, and the instrumental supports the vocals wonderfully, with an awesome video as well.
Holy moly, I haven’t heard anything like this in the brony fandom since…well ever! It’s a complete reharmonisation of My Past Is Not Today, adapted to fit acoustic guitars playing plenty of maj7 chords and a softer style of vocals. It’s just really relaxing to listen to, and so unique, you just have to check it out!
So Vylet does jazz now. To be honest, that shouldn’t be too surprising. Not only is he a man of many talents, but this song seems to have a similar mood and timbre to his chillout indie pop stuff, but just on a different set of instruments.
I’m always keen to see more of the modern house styles from the fandom, and Silva Hound has obliged here with a sleek Starlight Glimmer-focused future house tune. The break in the middle has some pretty neat vocal stuff going on, with banging drops either side.
Frozen Night’s works are always lovely to listen to and this beautiful piece is no different. The instrumentation throughout the track evolves in an especially gratifying way and there’s some pretty epic progressions as well. As is often the case with Frozen’s works, there’s a nice touch of metal guitar meshed together with the powerful strings and percussion.