Okay, this is cool. Wooshy (better known for making slick PMVs) has taken this great song and made it sound like it’s playing out of the orchestra pit at a Broadway adaptation of the film (please, oh please make this a reality). The video plays through the original song followed by the adaptation as it runs through the sheet music score, and it’s a great way to see how Wooshy constructed their version. The energy from this arrangement is so uplifting, and it’s great to hear all the supporting percussive instruments add their depth and nuance to this piece. Kudos to the artist–I am super thankful that they decided to follow their muse on this journey!
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Oh wow, I never thought I’d see a cover/parody of this song, but yet here we are! The original is an older classic that I used to listen to on loop, and this parody is just as good! Now, before I start tripping over my words in nostalgia, let’s get started with the instrumental: As you might expect it’s close to the original. In a lot of parts you can really hear the original, but if you remember what I’ve said back for the BlackIceMusic Remix of Anthropology, that isn’t a criticism but a compliment since you can also really hear that this is Likonan’s very own masterpiece. We get a chorus part that’s similar to the original, and then in other parts we get a more country sounding melody as both melodies alternate with a few different bits in between. I have to give thanks to Likonan for putting up the instrumental as a separate video (you can find it here) as it was a big help in evaluating and appreciating what makes this part of the song so amazing!
Now the lyrics: The lyrics are pony greatness! They match the flow of the original song nicely while being a nice tribute to the show. In the chorus sections we get references to the Mane Six and during the other parts there are references to some secondary characters!
Proofed by theCANderson, big thanks to him!
Who said that with G5 on the Horizon we couldn’t have some more fun with G4 classics! “My Past Is Not Today” has become a very important hashtag for the fandom, because we all made mistakes in the past and deserve to be seen for who we are today. Derek Spear’s guitar work combined with the awesome vocals of MIKITANII make for an amazing song that is an undeniable delight!
Big thanks to theCANderson for proofreading!
Welcome one and all to a truly auspicious event: The latest installment in the My Little Remix series! For those that don’t know (which included me before this album), MLR began in 2011 when the pony music scene was absolutely exploding as a way of pulling artists together into a more cohesive community. There have been nine albums featuring some of the best talent of their respective times, and though the creative mayhem of the early days has come and gone, the songs that those artists and others who took up the horse music banner produced left an indelible impression on the fandom music landscape. What a wonderful delight, then, that the time-honored tradition of remixing has returned for yet another glorious compilation of fandom talent! This album is a really fantastic musical journey full of lovingly produced music, and it is my absolute pleasure to introduce you to its track along with my co-conspirator, Simon. So go download the album, kick back, and join us in this beautiful appreciation of horse music achievement! Also, how great is it that the tracks are labeled “befriends”? Whomever came up with that deserves a hearty huzzah! Alright, let’s get into it!
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Okay, everypony, I’m so happy that I can finally say this: I present to you the first song of the Pony Family album, “Busy Having Fun“! This absolute beauty is by the amazing Avery, and yes, this is a six and a half minute song about ponies and the fandom!
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Man, it’s been a hot minute since something covered this song! Brand new to the brony music community, mind you! But, I must be honest, you can not tell that Derek is new at all. Not when You have the mood changing as it does in the transitions between Cadance and Queen Chrysalis! A classic note for note composition of pure pony orchestra for Cadance switches to this brutal, epic metal, and nasty mood for Chrissy! It brings so much the perspective of this song, And I would not be remiss if I did not say that the singing vocals of MIKITANII brings the emotional face-first and on point for both Cadance and Chrysalis with their voice! Just WOW. Listen to this track and a new spin on a classic! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Deavas strikes again with a new heartfelt pony cover, this time paying tribute to both the emotional show song I’ll Fly and a dear friend. Relationships with a pet can be quite powerful, illustrated by both this meaningful cover and the episode the song is from! Let’s rock it all out with the sound of the guitars, to the faithful departed!
It’s been a year since Repent in Reprise’s last MLP steampunk arrangement, but now they’re back with Rules of Rarity! This one gives it a different feeling, as if Rarity’s an ancient ruler from a distant land. Such is befitting for a mare as elegant as her. To me, it feels like an extension of the pessimistic lyrics from the original song’s reprise which really gives it that unique touch, which I really like!
How about screaming that you are proud to be a brony while listening to Metal? Look no further, for fellow staff member Blackened Blue covered Metal Core Pony’s meaningful original song while giving it all his heart and you can hear that in those vocals! Giving love to past community songs will always be a commendable pursuit and we can definitely thank Blackened for that! Keep it up!!
Ohh man, If you have not listened to Tw3Lv3’s remix album of musicians remixing or covering one of the best songs in the fandom of 2020, you need to click here!
Blackened like he always does, gives a cover or remix of a song, his unique touch. Tw3Lv3’s melodies are now fully covered with some hardcore guitar seasoning with just a tad bit of gentleness with the soft and sweet guitar chords with some buildup in the choirs the song. The work Blackened does with his guitar work is perfect with keeping the pureness of the mood right down to the fun and hoppy riffs he does to back MC-Arch‘s rhymes. It’s pretty interesting seeing his range of skill with the cords and notes he composes here! Oh, but his voice, that Nu Metal vibe the haunts every one of his tracks, pairing that with Koa‘s rich and inspiring vocals, will put a smile on your face, and it just fits! Blackened Blue, I’ve noticed, has been improving his creative music-making, making each song his sound and style, and you got to give him some credit for how well this cover came out! As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.