Yep, this is exactly what you think it is, we now have horse shanties! Together with loads of friends Thrack put together this lovely and hilarious take on the episode “Every Little Thing She Does” from G4, summing up the whole episode, or at least Starlight’s missteps, in an upbeat form full of melody, harmonies and heart!
Velvet R. Wings – Disillusion | Chillout / Folk
Velvet R. Wing’s “Disillusion” is a haunting tune. Velvet’s gorgeous vocals carry the song, starting with just a hum that turns into a wistful verse about loss, changing times, and the need to move on and “fly away.” Her voice is met with the poignant sound of the harp, crisp percussion, and a few synths here and there, all reverberates though a massive space. The overall sound is eerie and transcendental, capturing the tone of the lyrics beautifully. It’s sooo nice!
Thrack – Canterlot Express (Feat Jesh PK and Ocean Breeze) | Acoustic Shanty
Things don’t need to be complicated to be amazing, and Thrack proves it here with his song “Canterlot Express.” This simple melody – with just a handful of instruments and accompanying vocals from Jesh PK & Ocean Breeze – perfectly emulates that feeling of passing time with strangers on a train as you all travel somewhere to start a new life. The lyrics capture Thrack’s goofy and charming personality as each verse introduces a new character on the Canterlot Express, explaining where they came from and why they are going to Canterlot. Sometimes all you just need one short, simple driving lick and entertaining lyrics to make a fun and enjoyable song.
ProtoShadez – Dark Reflection | Acoustic / Emo
It’s been ten years since we were introduced to King Sombra and the Crystal Empire, and I’m glad that musicians like ProtoShadez are still creating tracks to show a fictitious and more complex side to Sombra that the show missed out on. “Dark Reflections” catches this sorrowful Sombra with the intense yet expressive piano instrumentalization and raw, regretful screams out with the perfect amount of “edge.” It takes impressive talent to harmonize with yourself, and even more talent to make it sound astonishing. Shadez brings this to the table with his occasional octave harmonies laid over the main voice, almost like there was regret for the words not said. An unbelievable and soulful song that really made me sympathize for everyone who has to make major sacrifices for a greater good.
Vylet Pony – in the absence of comfort | Acoustic
Vylet once again presents us with a lovely new track, acoustic this time ’round! This lovely combination of her vocals and a guitar is already amazing, but then there’s a little bit more that makes everything sound fuller and makes this track amazing! Definitely give this a listen, it is sure to relax you and chase all your troubles away, if even just for a little over two minutes.
[VibePoniez] limbosystem – Still | Acoustic
limbosystem’s “Still” is a wonderful and warm acoustic track off of the latest VibePoniez album! It features a flute and guitar duet for most of the song, along with some organ and just the slightest touch of jingle bells to really put you in the holiday spirit. Towards the end, several voices join together in an angelic oooh that will really send shivers up your spine! It’s the perfect thing to listen to on a cold winter day, so to all you northern hemisphere bronies, make sure to catch this one before Winter Wrap Up hits!
Thrack – Life Among the Stars | Acoustic
Thrack’s latest work is a lovely tune about ponies venturing into outer space of all places! While their journey might be cold, the warmth of Thrack’s acoustic guitar and gorgeous three part harmony is surely enough to live by. And who can turn down a couple of jolly mandolin solos? In addition to all the feel-good lyrics of friendship and camaraderie, there’s also some more mischievous undertones. Did they really leave Equestria in a “wreck”? I pray to Celestia they didn’t, but who knows what will happen next if they succeed in finding life among the stars.
Thrack – Ballad of an Earth Pony | Folk
Thrack has emerged this year not only as a solid drummer, but also a funny and talented songwriter! This folksy, acoustic ballad is equal parts humorous as it is catchy as Thrack sings of the paradoxes of trying to be a pirate while dealing with the limitations of earth ponies. The syncopation is snappy and guarantees you’ll be singing along long after the song has ended!
The Horse Music Herald Very Belated Nightmare Night Extravaganza
What month is it again? We wanted to collate all our NMN writeups into one post this year, but we weren’t as quick off the mark as we hoped to be 😬 But you know what they say; better late than never, right? Catch a selection of songs below from the likes of Jyc Row, Prince Whateverer, Twisty Tunes, Brilliant Venture, Skyshard and more!Continue reading
Canto Acrylic – Through The Ages (Cover Mashup) | Acoustic
For 12 years pony has gone through changes, but friendship has gone nowhere. People of the community have shared their artwork and memories for the 12th anniversary of MLP and Canto Acrylic contributes their part with a breathtaking release! Starting brilliantly with Through The Ages from Equestria Girls, this well-played medley on the acoustic guitar is full of vibrancy. The emotions keep rising as the mashup strings in fandom songs of PrinceWhateverer, Black Gryph0n and many more musicians with some G4 tunes by Daniel Ingram too. A time travelling cover recreating 12 years in one masterpiece. If you’re kind, be generous and pass on this shimmering song to your loyal friends who shared smiles with you through the past pony years. A few tissues and a group hug is recommended after the listening.