Wow – believe it or not, it’s already been ten years since Awkward Marina’s legendary “Anthropology” came out, and to this day it still receives a lot of love (perhaps most notably via the BlackIceMusic Remix)! To mark the occasion, we have a renewed anniversary edition courtesy of Awkward Marina herself – so let’s get into the awesomeness!
The first thing you’ll notice is that the song received a whole new instrumental; we now have an upbeat pop melody with – you guessed it – lyre, guitar parts and some horse contributions later in the song as well, all of which create a fun departure from the predominantly piano-focused instrumental of the original! You’ll also be able to spot some slight changes to the lyrics, most obviously the increase in girl power as the names of Barack Obama and Micheal Phelps are changed to Lauren Faust (the beloved creator of Gen 4) and Lady Gaga (one of Awkward Marina’s musical inspirations). Additionally, Awkward Marina put in a bit of a fourth wall break, replacing the line, “Maybe humans like us, too, and dress like us at Comic Con,” with, “Maybe humans like us and write us our own fandom songs.” There are even more fun details to discover, but I’m not going to spoil it all – you’ll have to listen to it yourself (available soon on Spotify as well)!
Before I close this, I want to give a special thanks to Awkward Marina herself for being a big help in writing this article by explaining some of the details – this couldn’t have worked without her! Last but not least, a big thanks to theCANderson for helping me write an article that does this amazing song justice!
Alright ponies, time to not take ourselves too serious for a while, cause neither does this song! ‘Horse Enough’ is essentially a stab against people who get elitist about how Pony the music their favourite musician makes is, it’s a song dedicated to all those ‘mlp…please’ people who think they can make demands about the content of songs of their favourite artists. Of course as you’d expect from a SlightlyAmiss song this also includes some nods to fandom memes in both lyrics and artwork, a good example being a line that references the old ‘jar’ and the nod to Vylet Pony’s ‘Antonymph’ in a poster in the artwork. This song kinda portrays a toxic side of people’s dedication to the fandom, where people get entitled to their favourite fandom musicians only producing pony music and if they don’t, they get people saying it’s ‘not Horse Enough’. So apart from this song being an absolute pleasure to listen to, it also provides some nice food for thought.
Today we bring to you this lovely metal cover of Aqasha, Goddess of Destrucion. Jyc Row got together quite a few people for this: The original lyrics were written by Shelley Harland, and covered by the amazing Marko Duplisak. Together with guitars and drums by Gabriel Borza, and of course all the work by Jyc himself this cover is a lovely variation to the usual orchestral focus in the Infinite Eclipse series and definitely worth a listen!
Today I’m happy to bring you this lovely cover by Algo at All, breathing new life into an amazing song with his lovely voice and a completely new new instrumental, especially said vocals and the guitar make for a wonderfully captivating song that makes you nod your head along.
Just because Gen 5 has now officially kicked off doesn’t mean the classic show tunes won’t get any more love! Today I bring you a fun remix by EveryDayDashie, a track full of fun synths, booming drums and drops that’ll stay in your ear for quite some time, EveryDayDashie also makes good use of muffled vocal to spice up the track a bit, making for a wonderful bit of variety.
It’s not often that you see Generation 3 fan content nowadays, but today I’m delighted to bring you this wonderful piece by Ethan Toavs, a wonderful bit of orchestral that gets you in an adventurous mood with it’s booming, deep horns and melodic strings, a definite must listen even if you have never seen G3!
As part of Everfree Park Ranger’s (formerly Balloon Party) newest album “Everfree Park: After Hours” Drixale brings us this wonderful and calm piece. A combination of soft synths, some vocal chops and even lyrics from Drixale himself makes this a calm and catchy piece that I’ll have on repeat for a while.
Well, Koa never fails to please but her album “In Your Eyes” definitely knocks it out of the park! And today I’ll tell you just a little bit about Supercut, but let’s start from the top: The song kicks straight off with Koa’s amazing vocals before the upbeat instrumental kicks in, mainly featuring a hypnotizing beat and a catching acoustic guitar that’ll get stuck in your head! Both vocals and instrumental get their own times to shine and overall this song makes you wish it was a lot longer! The lyrics creatively cover the kind of people who spend their time spreading lies and half truths for their entertainment, and indeed sometimes people only see a supercut of who we really are.
Today I’m delighted to bring you another amazing House track, this time around brought to us by the amazing Japkozjad! The song features a constant and catchy melody that already feels like you’re floating through space. Featuring fun drops and a beat that’ll get stuck in your head, this song is awesome for the entire four and a half minute duration and you should definitely check it out!