4EverfreeBrony – When Morning Is Come (feat. Namii) | Piano Ballad

Dedicated to the Crystal Empire and exploring its history in a grand musical way, this duet from 4EverfreeBrony and Namii sings a song of hope with awe-inspiring vocals and OST-like melodies. A masterpiece of both vocal and instrumental prowess, it lights the Crystal Empire’s future as a dawn lights the land.


Vylet Pony & Sylver – Earnest (feat. Namii) | Indie Pop

Between the classy instrumental, the vocals making you melt, and the very cute video, there’s much to marvel at in Earnest, the result of both hard work and lovely times from Vylet, Sylver and Namii. Showcasing the spa sisters Aloe and Lotus, the song and video take the listener to a happy ride along the musicians’ feelings, Namii’s ever-impressive vocal range, and the creative musical vision of Vylet and Sylver, that are always a delight to experience.


Luna Jax – Wonderful (feat. 4EverfreeBrony) | Acoustic

We all need to feel validation from time to time, and Luna Jax is no exception. His desire for approval is clearly shown through this piece, and even though he knows we all love his music, that voice of doubt can bother even the most talented of us. I’m sure many of us can relate to these lyrics, and the feelings behind them. 4EverFreeBrony is the owner of the fingers responsible for that amazing guitar work, you can recognise his unique style quite easily. Well done to both of you, keep up the amazing (and truly wonderful)  work!


DoTheDaringDew – DoTheDaringDew EP | Rock

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 11 July 2018.

DoTheDaringDew’s been steadily improving as a musician lately, and another step on that path is this new EP of 5 new tracks, each showcasing what he can do fairly well. His instrumental abilities are certainly a bit more advanced than his vocals, but it’s still a great package of fun with tracks about Daring Do, Starlight Glimmer and more.


Ditherer & MC-Arch- Another Inch Away | Rap / Hip Hop

Hey y’all, trapstar extraordinaire J. Free here. Only partially kidding, but I’m very honored to say I am now part of Horse Music Herald’s guest writing staff. Hope to bring you some awesome horse tunes in future posts!

For my first writeup, I’ll be sticking in my comfort zone with a rap song, this time from the prolific MC-Arch and the youngblood Ditherer. Ditherer only just started releasing fandom music and his new album, which this song appears on, is a whopping 40 tracks long. The gloomy Shiloh Dynasty-sampling beat services the rapping quite well on this song. Ditherer raps, from a detached POV, of a man who just can’t seem to let go of a fictional girl (safe to assume it’s a pony!) and longs for a real-life version of her. The verse has a pretty amusing Ticket Master reference, too!  Ditherer’s use of internal and multisyllabic rhymes and his great imagery are on full display in this verse.

MC-Arch’s verse, on the other hand, while still as emotional as Ditherer’s and echoing similar sentiments to the first verse’s protagonist, is much more personal and much less vague as to the identity of the pony. It’s not surprising to find it’s about Fluttershy, but this is the first time Arch has ever sounded so impassioned (especially in the second half of his verse) and vulnerable rapping about his love for her and what he feels whenever she’s on his mind. Arch’s distinct stream-of-consciousness-type flow along with his fiery delivery are the real stars here.

If you’re into emotional raps and can relate to having a real adoration for your favorite pony, there is definitely something to like here!


Jyc Row & PegasYs – Going Far (feat. Michelle Creber) | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 30 June 2018.

Teaming up with PegasYs, Jyc Row has a new track featuring a prominent voice from the show! After Onwards last year which included Aloma Steele, the singing voice of Luna’s Future, he’s now teamed up with Michelle Creber, voice of Applebloom. The orchestral instrumental complements the vocals and PegasYs’ lyrics and vocal melodies fit Michelle’s voice wonderfully.


St. Pinkie – Ombak Singapura! (Fiesta SEAPonyCon Theme) | Pop

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 1 July 2018.

SEAPonyCon is coming back for another year, and this time it’s being held in Singapore over the last weekend of October. To celebrate this, St. Pinkie has put together an awesome upbeat pop rock anthem for the convention, with lyrics in both English and Malay. It comes together with an awesome lyric video that shows a bunch of pictures from the last SEAPonyCon during the instrumental parts of the track, so check all that out below as well as some extra info about the convention!


[P@D] mikuma – Tap Out (feat. N. Hollow) | Future / Hip-Hop

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA this is the stuff right here my dude. P@D Rebirth was lit, but Tap Out has somethin’ special to it, you feel? Mikuma and Hollow teaming up is a very good thing. The beat itself is like sitting in the Rock&Roller coaster from Disneyland on LSD. Its so good and so relaxing and hyped up at the same time. Legit one of Mikuma’s best work. While going crazy with Hollows flow. Legit, from one rapper to another, I am fully confident in saying that Hollow is one of the most talented rappers here in this fandom. You can all go home now. Go to work, you ain’t getting above this. Its over. Buh-bye. Omg. (both of you keep it up man. ❤ )


Frozen Night – Her Nightmare | Orchestral

NB: This was originally posted on Equestria Daily on 25 June 2018.

Frozen Night’s recent orchestral works have just been getting better and better, with the culmination of their efforts being their new album Into The Evernight. This track is the last to be released from it, and you can go buy the full collection of their most releases on Bandcamp here! Beyond that, this piece itself is full of gorgeous orchestration as it mixes epic sequences with some soft and beautiful ones, and a hint of guitar too.