In her own spin off of Adele’s “Hello”, Faux Synder retells of Celestia’s woe after having lost her to Nightmare Moon so many years ago. The lyrics are somber and subtly beautiful and Synder’s vocal talent is on point. The entire piece is mixed by Jastrian which should definitely get you excited!
From the dynamic duo of PegasYs and BlueBrony comes this gorgeous winter tribute. A fascinating fusion of Christmas-y instrumentation with 60’s club jazz, Jujubees and Jubilee is a beautiful, chilled-out track, which is great to listen to anytime! Heather Featherstrong‘s fitting and very well-performed vocals are reminiscent of the old-school, Sinatra style of performance and really deliver on an already fantastic instrumental!
This super consoling single comes from Vylet Pony‘s new album, Tales from Equestria. That Feeling I Get in my Heart utilizes a very creative array of instrumentation including toy-box style bells and a melodica mixed in with more conventional strings and a fascinating use of background noise for ambience. Namii adds her soothing vocals towards the end for context, singing about that moment after an adventure where you must part ways with your partner. Vylet really captures the reassuring feeling captured from a somber moment with this track.
For many out there, it is time for the seasonal blues. The new year brings out self-reflection and we are not always pleased with where we landed. ertrii beautifully captures that somber emotion in this improvisational piano piece. Delicately mingling the lonely, high keys with the ambiance and drive of the bass tones over a slow tempo provoking reflection, ertrii gorgeously demonstrates that lowly, solitary feeling we all get from time to time.
In a lively re-imagining of Matchbox 20’s Real World, 4everfreebrony questions what it would be like to work on the show in real life. This track works beautifully as both a tribute to a well-known song and band as well as a tribute to all of the staff that works so hard to produce a cartoon and culture that we all love. Utilizing his own style a bit in this ponification of the original track, it is easy to feel 4everfreebrony’s appreciation to everyone involved with MLP:FiM!
Known for his creativity and wide variety of talents, Francis Vace ventures into the world of synthwave with this track. Utilizing some cool, crazy synths in combination with the vocals we all know so well, Vace creates his own kind of unique ambience around the season 7 gem. With fun and silly edits to the choruses as well as amazing synth breaks from the singing, this is a truly distinct, inspiring piece!
Jastrian is back and with a beautiful tribute to the winter season! This pretty piano track uses soft, high notes that move like snow mixed with strong, low tones which round out the sound and bring the sensation of the holidays to your ears. Jastrian orchestrates both a subtly cheerful opening and then builds to a lively middle sections, creating a truly capturing representation of the holiday season.
Bronypalooza’s guitar shredder is back with his first track in a line of upcoming AcoustiMandoBrony covers. In this version of Loyalty, Rockin’Brony adds in his own style to the beloved original. With more emphasis on the crisp guitar work and his own vocals, this cover is an excellent take on one of the early fandom greats!
Crusader! ventures back to the 80’s with this exciting, old-school tribute to Ponyville’s favorite teacher. Paying homage to Cheerilee’s younger days, Crusader! describes the dance floor where the educator ruled and the intoxication of her moves. Inspired by several pop wonders of that era, this track utilizes catchy instrumentation with a distinctive electric tom intro, bass rhythm, synth solos, all brought together with the entertainer’s unique charm and voice.
This song is everything that is great about music. It is inspirational, thought-provoking, it generates emotion – or as most people would say by now – it’s another Jyc Row song. With a strong ensemble of woodwinds and strings, powerful drums, and a perfect balance between it all, The Daring Explorer is an aural thrill ride you can’t miss! Written as a tribute to the tireless adventurer, this track is every bit as epic as Daring Do herself!