Caedon Hawk – Let Me Be | Chillout / Pop

Both lyrically and musically, Caedon Hawk’s “Let Me Be” conveys a euphoric message of freedom – a freedom gained by courageously determining to be yourself despite what others think.  The track’s upbeat instrumentals and insightfully introspective lyrics strike a perfect balance, offering sound wisdom to live by, while remaining light and fun to listen to. Since this track is part of Caedon’s upcoming album, “Note to Self,” be on the lookout for more great music from this talented artist!

Frozen Night – Ambient.White (Original Soundtrack Vol. 1) | Orchestral

If you’re familiar with the fanmade MLP game, “Ambient.White,” you’ve probably enjoyed the beautiful orchestral soundtrack created by fandom maestro, Frozen Night. While the game awaits its official release, Frozen Night has whetted our appetite for more by posting individual tracks from the OST on his YouTube channel. Now, however, the full collection of tracks has officially been released for all to enjoy! The album features all tracks that were previously released, as well as brand new ones. In this article, I briefly mention a few of my favorite tracks from the album and give a recommendation or two, as well. Of course, I don’t want to spoil the whole album for you, so you’ll have to check out the rest for yourselves. Let’s jump in!

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[P@D] Eksoka – Unforgettable | Drum and Bass

Featuring super-clean sound and mesmerizing melodies, “Unforgettable” by Eksoka fills the air with a sound cloud of ambient bliss.  Right out of the gate, this drum and base piece resonates peace and beauty before transitioning into chill yet epic DnB sound design. Drawing inspiration from Rainbow Dash’s love for Tank the Tortoise during his winter hibernation period, Eksoka’s warm melodies and standout RD vocal chops in this track paint an atmospheric soundscape constituting a truly unforgettable musical depiction of this heartwarming story. Be sure to check out this and other amazing tracks on Ponies at Dawn’s latest album, Zenith.

[P@D] ThatMusicBrony – Aeolian | Indie Dance / Future Bass

ThatMusicBrony’s latest track, “Aeolian”, clearly displays his finely honed talent.  Recently released on Ponies at Dawn’s newest album, Zenith, this track features his signature upbeat sound design and classic chill vocals, perfectly fitting the cool fusion of future bass and indie dance sound design. Featuring fun jazzy elements and plucky guitar, this breezy track captures the feel of living in the moment and savoring its beauty with someone you love. 


[P@D] TCB – Above (feat. Kozzy) | Color Bass/Hip Hop

TCB continues to amaze with his fun, wonky sound design and subtle melodies. His latest funky creation, “Above” is yet another awesome pre-release from Ponies at Dawn’s upcoming compilation album, “Zenith.”  Muted, yet powerfully delivered rap vocals from Kozzy are supported by a bouncy color bass beat, with some oriental-sounding instrumentation providing extra flavor throughout. With its stellar rap vocals and energetic sound design, this track will make you want to get up and dance!

[P@D] Ethan Toavs – Sol’s Journey | Orchestral

“Sol’s Journey”, Ethan Toavs’ latest orchestral masterpiece, demonstrates this artist’s proven ability to paint epic pictures using a musical canvas. Featuring a colorful medley of majestic horns and drums, and punctuated by airy woodwinds and dreamy string segments, this track offers the listener an emotionally uplifting journey from start to finish, accurately reflecting the song title. “Sol’s Journey” is a pre-release from the upcoming Ponies at Dawn album, “Zenith,” so be sure to listen to this and other amazing tracks on P@D’s next album!

4EverfreeBrony – By The Wind (feat. MEMJ0123, Metajoker, Whirldwind, & CyrilTheWolf) | Pop Rock

No stranger to making fun, upbeat pop rock songs, 4EverfreeBrony’s newest track, By The Wind, offers a fresh display of his finely-honed talent.  Insightful lyrics delivered with pristine vocal harmonies by 4EverfreeBrony and MEMJ0123 are supercharged by energetic piano, drums, and bass provided by Metajoker, Whirldwind, and CyrilTheWolf, respectively. Together, these talented musicians tell a poignant and relatable story of a couple sailing across the ocean, blown by strong winds of epic change.  The couple is scarred and rowing hard, unsure of their survival and uncertain of the future.  With such a potent message, By The Wind is nevertheless uplifting and fun, encouraging faith over fear for all who feel precariously blown into uncharted territory.


[P@D] Frozen Night – Awakening (feat. SDreamExplorerS) | Symphonic Metal

The call has gone out to all warriors!  It’s time for “Awakening!”  This epic track from Frozen Night’s concept album, Time’s Arrow, dives right into battle mode as resounding bass drums begin to herald a rousing call to war.  Uplifting choirs and dramatic strings and horns build a sense of destiny advancing into strong conflict.  An uplifting, Celtic-warrior-type melody eventually bursts into a climactic electric guitar solo by SDreamExplorerS, which brilliantly expresses the buildup to the critical point of battle where the tide turns, and victory is assured.  For all who want to awaken the righteous warrior within, be sure to listen to this inspiring track from P@D’s newest album release, Aurora.


Frozen Night – Ambient.White OST – The Heart of Battle | Orchestral

Igniting the warrior’s heart within us all, Frozen Night’s “The Heart of Battle” expertly tosses the listener straight into the midst of an epic conflict.  This cinematic soundtrack – the battle theme for the upcoming MLP-inspired game, “Ambient.White” – allows the listener’s imagination to soar with images of clashing swords, flashing hooves, and driving war drums that serve to propel the embattled soldier forward to victory.  Stirring orchestral horns, strings, and percussion punctuated by staccato choirs paint an electrifying battle landscape, making this inspiring track one you’ll want to listen to whenever and wherever you want to kindle the fire of the warrior within!


Luck Rock – Between the Stars and the Sea (feat. RadRiveter) | Pop Ballad

Luck Rock’s “Between the Stars and the Sea” is musical storytelling straight from the heart.  Lyrical beauty paired with conversational-style vocals and pared-down instrumentation highlight the heart’s search for meaning, purpose, and guidance originating from someone or something beyond ourselves.  The stars hold forth the hope of eternity and guiding light from above, while the sea’s drifting depths and punishing waves call these into question.  Luck Rock’s almost journalistic-style lyrics help us realize that we’re not alone in our quest for meaning, purpose, and light from above and encourage us to keep looking up when feeling caught between the stars and the sea.