MirroredReality returns with their first track of the year: a piece about the Kirin, aptly titled… Kirin. It’s a psytrance track with plenty of tribal elements that fit their little tribe perfectly well. Ambient nature noises, orchestral instruments and tribal drums are added into the mix, making for a unique change of pace from typical trance music. The part in the middle is especially noteworthy, right from the soft breakdown to the reintroduction of EDM elements. This track will make you feel relaxed yet bouncy at the same time!
Let’s let some love out into the air, shall we? Of Love and Devotion is a purely relaxing orchestral piece that serves as a tribute to the Princess of Love while also being a late Valentine’s Day gift. While a slow track with mainly strings and an oboe leading it, it gives off peaceful vibes, fitting as the soundtrack to the peaceful loving land that is the Crystal Empire.
He’s not dead yet. Words from the stallion himself. Underdog is Kozmos’ first original track in a year, and along for the ride is Doodled who delivers an extra verse towards the end, and Technickel Ted, the producer of the beat. Both rappers bring forth a braggadocios verse each, also showing that after all this time, Kozzy hasn’t lost his touch. Welcome back to the grind, Koz!
We’ve got ourselves the first and title track from MelodyBrony’s debut album, Origins. This track is a speedy rock piece about Starlight Glimmer, with CadetRedShirt providing vocals. The drums hit hard and the overall tone of the guitars suits Cadet’s voice well, like an early Paramore song. MB keeps proving to be one of the fandom’s upcoming heavy stars.
And so, we’ve come to the sixth and final track from Francis Vace’s Horses In Real Life EP. With Pinkie being as hyperactive as she is, a pony like her deserves a fast track, and that’s exactly what Bright Pink Horse is. Pinkie’s brought her rambunctious party animal attitude to the real world and can’t seem to stop dancing! The music is fast paced and full of crunchy guitars and trumpets that fit her hyperactivity perfectly. An exciting end to an equally exciting EP!
Tissues at the ready, because this track just oozes pure emotion. FRIENDS CAN CHANGE THE WORLD is TCB’s latest outing and a love letter to the fandom that sparked this whole musical movement. Starting off with an ambient intro, everything suddenly turns silent before jumping into a lo-fi/chiptune instrumental with edited vocal samples and 8-bit synths. The amazing sound design and freeform nature of the piece, especially the heavy electronic segment towards the end only adds to the pure cathartic emotion let out by this piece. With how much the song changes in its nearly 5 minute runtime, it just has to be heard to be believed!
Ready for your first taste of A State of Sugar: Brownie? Track 24 from the upcoming compilation is Unscathed, a hybrid orchestral collab between Ice Angel and GrazySmash that combines elements of orchestral music, moombahton and big room house. The song starts off with a beautiful orchestral intro that slowly fades in with a soft synth riff and a pretty choir before being joined by orchestral percussion and then drums you’d expect from EDM before jumping into a drop, filled with a heavy bassline and powerful synth chords. After finishing a soft breakdown, the song’s tempo slowly begins to speed up before jumping back into the synth and drums full force, only becoming heavier and more menacing. Combining big room and orchestral music is no easy feat, but these two have pulled it off like it’s nothing! ASOS: Brownie releases on February 19th.
She’d like to be a tree. Track 5 on Horses In Real Life is A Horse Chained To A Tree, a crunchy ska punk song about a very determined Fluttershy who absolutely refuses to let it be turned into land by way of cutting down the trees. For such a shy pony, the verses are very fast-paced as well as having a loud chorus! This song does a great job at showing her assertive side.
Lukas Vokrinek returns with a love letter to the fandom in the form of an orchestral piece that sounds like it would fit the show’s tone perfectly! The strings and piano create an optimistic feeling of triumph, making it a good fit for the show’s ending. If you like the background music in the show, you’ll definitely like this too!
It seems Checkerëd has a knack for remixing some really old but gold MLP fan tunes! Pink Lick is one of them, and their remix of the Flutter Rex original really changes things up! Checkerëd’s version has a faster pace and lots of trippy synthlines, including a unique trap beat as a soft supplement between the heavier bits. Prepare for the bass!