Our final teaser for Ponies at Dawn: Ignite is here: track 32 and the third of four original tracks from P@D mainstay Faulty. This one sees John Kenza and PegasYs coming along for the ride too. There’s nothing but love pouring out of this track, from the bouncy, optimistic synth sounds to the heartfelt lyrics about staying together as friends, which is really what makes this close-knit fandom tick. All three of them put a lot of heart and soul into this track, and it shows. Mwah~!
Ready for a hard-hitting banger? Everfree Forest was originally a collab between 174UDSI (now Yellow Tune) and Exiark released in 2014. It still holds the title of being among the cream of the crop of the fandom’s hardstyle collection. In 2017 it came out on Ponies At Dawn – Memories, but just got remixed by Yellow Tune. In this rework melody plays a lesser role, the emphasis being on sound design and energy instead. It hits overall harder than the original, from which little remains, aside from the structure, the vocal clips of Melody Bird and some sounds. The song begins with rainforest ambient noises, then the stirring super saws come in. The kick is central in hardstyle, and here he just nailed it, making for some serious headbanging material.
Cyberpunk and neon vibes all around, Nu Ponyville paints a bright picture of a futuristic town. The song takes an ambient approach with bloopy synthlines and pads, plus nostalgic drum samples. At the middle mark, we hear a voice sample from Twilight with a message from the future, before the song suddenly jumps into overdrive with a drum & bass inspired beat without sounding too jarring or out of place. The overall mood of the song stays the same.
Studio Quinn (previously known as M2the3rd) keeps delivering heartfelt songs, this one being about Trixie and those who don’t always come out on top. The lyrics are from a poem by Sea Cream and the instrumental Studio Quinn created for them could not be more fitting. The sweet piano playing impresses strong emotions and is later joined by drums and strings in the second chorus. A guitar even makes an appearance in the last quarter of the song. Carried by the delicate singing are the same feelings of being overshadowed by peers.
This track portrays Season 7, 8, and 9’s love story arc of Big Mac and Sugar Belle, with uplifting music that really fits with the theme, including acoustic guitar, incredible lyrics and vocals, and a drum beat that both reflect the whole feel of the story, and that can get stuck in your head! Seriously, this song could easily pass for an actual show song!
You might remember Mylo the Kidd from their verse in sad hors hours — which was absolute fire. Since then they’ve been silent, but just came back with this killer song. Their flow is impeccable and they deliver some lines in a way that seems impossible to pull off, but saves them at the last second. This style keeps the listener on their toes (hooves?) and it complements the equally interesting lyrics. The production is a clean, chill lo-fi loop that leaves a lot of room for the rapping. Welcome back Mylo.
Mane In Green’s works are interwoven and taken as a whole make up a unique piece of art. She only lets us get glimpses of the world she has created at once. We were able to learn about the spring rituals of the pegasi in Rituals And Dances Of The Pegasi featuring Koron Korak, but here we discover a new kind of ritual: the firedance. Usually inspired more heavily by European folk music, Mane In Green’s music ventures here in other parts of the world. However the experimentation doesn’t end here, as the tempo changes during the song, giving a sense of movement which would be reflected in the characters’ dance. Thankfully, it won’t be long until we hear more of Mane In Green’s music: keep your eyes peeled for her collab with Velvet R. Wings on the upcoming Ponies At Dawn – Ignite album!
The night vibes!! In this track, you will find super chill music, with piano, strings, and some electronic music, as well as an amazing atmosphere, complete with nighttime sounds of nature at the beginning, that really make the whole night theme shine.
The fandom’s hardstyle master Royalpony returns with an emotional yet bouncy track, Bright Diamond. The synths and vocal chops have a lovely atmospheric charm to them along with the requisite heavy drums featured in hardstyle. This little bit fits Rarity well and really does shine bright like a diamond!
Evil has never been this funky before. Track 4 from the upcoming Ponies at Dawn album Ignite is Daybreaker Boogie, an electro swing song by L-Train with vocals from 4everfreebrony! Although he’s primarily known for his hard-hitting metal bangers, this taste of fire is definitely welcome! 4efb’s vocals fit the instrumental perfectly as he sings from the evil perspective of Daybreaker, hoping to lure in an unnamed character. A very fitting theme considering this track’s hot as can be. Ignite drops on May 2nd!