DoTheDaringDew – We Were Here | Acoustic


“An embrace that time cannot erase.”

The whole song is centered around this very line, and the moment in this video with it. Music is such a conduit for putting such raw and powerful feelings or even memories into a flow or output with the right elements and ingredients. Dewie uses all the powerful and natural feeling of folk music, with the epic acoustic guitars being the focal element of the journey. The piano is a seasoning for the happy and bliss, the drum beats for emotional building up in song, and semi orchestral tones for making this song feel like it is telling a tale of legends, those being the legends of thousands of bronies at pony conventions. It brings out the true emotion of Dewie’s songwriting with some really refined production. Everything sounds very vibrant and emotional. Vocally, Dewie sings with his absolute best harmony and power, giving the performance of a lifetime in this track.

These words ring out with profound truth of bronies withstanding the test of time and public opinion. The song hits you right in the personal core of these bounds and memories being in a state of unbreakable legend. From my personal standpoint as I write this, the lyrics with the moments played in the video brings this sense of being overjoyed with a fandom that saved my well being. The feelings of being at a pony con and nothing else matters in the world, that the pure fun, laughter and warm and life changing fellowships that happen in those halls. Many, many bronies have found life saving happiness and renewed passion learning new skills and learning new things about themselves. The kinship you form at these cons are magical, standing in panels and in unity singing a song from the show, dancing with the person next to you, reacting to special moments that only happen at these pony cons. Watching a friend that worked so hard for years to get there do and living a dream, and you getting to be there share the moment with them! Standing arm and arm at the brony music concerts emotionally crying as a song that means so much to you and others is being played to you live, right in that moment. Or something as simple as playing a game or having lunch with someone that means a lot to you and you becoming closer. This song hits all of those buttons. I can honestly say that this song is so heartfelt to me and a lot of other bronies who found a place where they could find real friends in such a harsh world that is not fair. But for a special weekend at a pony con, the world is right. Not bad for such a niche fandom.

If you shed a few tears listening to this song, then you know. The song has an amazing sax solo with this super emotional melody about never forgetting what Twilight Sparkle, Rarity, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Applejack and Fluttershy have done for us. Never let the brony spirit go out. Remember that feeling and never forget that “We Were Here”. Please check out Dewie’s album Reflection, where you get this song and history of his journey as a musician. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.


[The Rest of Our Lives] Le Soldat Pony – Reunion [Artemis Epilogue] :: Coming Out | Progressive Pop

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!


Ardeleiz – Chant of Selflessness (Guitar Duet & Vocal Cover) (Covering 4EverfreeBrony) | Acoustic

(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.


Ardeleiz – I Will See Them Fall (Covering Francis Vace) | Acoustic

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.


[P@D] 4everfreebrony – Fly My Kite | Soft Rock

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 – Second Place, A Trixie Song (feat. Sea Cream) | Pop Rock


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.


Branrich VanIster – The Dazzlings | Soundtrack

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.