The 12th track on The Rest of Our Lives is Reunion, the first brand new track from Le Soldat Pony in 5 years. Reunion is a unique piece and also stands as the album’s longest track, clocking in at 12 minutes long. It opens up with a minute long intro with glitchy beepy synths before adding a reverberant beat with 80s-inspired synth lines. Soldat’s voice is ethereal and haunting yet perfectly fitting for this kind of music. Halfway in, the song completely changes course, leaving us with some faint ambient background noise before a raw recording of an acoustic guitar fades in. This, combined with him singing sounds truly beautiful and haunting. As much as I’d love to see him return fully, it’s unlikely that he ever will, so let us cherish this moment while we still have it. Either way, it’s definitely a big highlight from the album!
(Listen to the original Here )
There’s a charm to every style of vocals in music. This cover of 4everfreebrony’s Chant of Selflessness by Ardeleiz. Exhibits the art of medieval era style vocals, that really bring out the feeling of Rarity’s character. The song is pretty and charming with lovely acoustic guitar melodies with a flow that is just so pleasant to listen to. The cover itself speaks so well of Rarities character, A lovely woman with goddess beauty and grace. A willingness to give to those around her to simply make those around her happy. Ardeleiz well done. As always. This Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
The ska song I Will See Them Fall by Francis Vace, released on Ponies At Dawn – Celestial Planes was a delight. Ardeleiz made an acoustic cover of it, their voice solely accompanied by the sound of an acoustic guitar, which they manage to make a great diversity of sounds come out from. The energy of the original is still here, conveyed through the stunningly high quality vocals, but more controlled, serener. A pleasing common trait both the songs share are the Hispanic vibes emanating from them.
Glimmer song! The 24th track from Ponies At Dawn: Ignite is Fly My Kite, one of four appearances from 4everfreebrony on the album! The song showcases a mellow nature of what it’s like to just sit back and fly a kite through Starlight’s perspective, thinking of her friends and coming to terms with her flaws, past and present. The music is calm and oddly cheery, including xylophone sounds and even a mandolin solo. Glimmer song!
Studio Quinn (previously known as M2the3rd) keeps delivering heartfelt songs, this one being about Trixie and those who don’t always come out on top. The lyrics are from a poem by Sea Cream and the instrumental Studio Quinn created for them could not be more fitting. The sweet piano playing impresses strong emotions and is later joined by drums and strings in the second chorus. A guitar even makes an appearance in the last quarter of the song. Carried by the delicate singing are the same feelings of being overshadowed by peers.
This track portrays Season 7, 8, and 9’s love story arc of Big Mac and Sugar Belle, with uplifting music that really fits with the theme, including acoustic guitar, incredible lyrics and vocals, and a drum beat that both reflect the whole feel of the story, and that can get stuck in your head! Seriously, this song could easily pass for an actual show song!
Time seems to slow down when you’re in love, as Stop the Clocks has demonstrated. This soft yet powerful rock track about Lyra and BonBon has plenty of heart in the vocals and guitar, blending acoustic and soft electrics together with finesse. Those loving lyrics will never leave your head!
The community will never stop making all kinds of covers of that sweet, sweet song from Buttercup! Crusader is extending the vibes from the original with ukulele and harmonica, and of course his signature vocal style that never fails! A very appreciated cover for sure!
Ever wondered what happened after Rainbow Rocks? Branrich VanIster’s created a small piece that could set the scene for them being forced to live in the new reality of them being unable to sing like they used to. As such, the music is slow and grungy, mostly consisting of an 808 drum beat and an acoustic guitar. The future sure sounds gloomy for this trio.
VocalScorePony wears his name quite fittingly, as his singing skills are admirable. Not only is the upfront singing amazing, but the vocal harmonies are awesome as well. The instrumental does not trail behind and the ukulele adds an additional dose of fun to the lyrics, perfect for a Pinkie song. The bassline is neat too and lots of little details have been added, such as a little bit of piano when it is mentioned that one should lookout for falling pianos. Also congratulations to him for his song Thank You For The Fun! that was recently awarded best pony song of 2019 by Top Pony Music!