This got me a lot Porter Robison feels! UndreamedPanic everyone! This artist is really prolific, a big name right now! But what jaw drop me the most was the soft and uplifting voice of Strigidae, which I’m a big fan. It was really nice of Panic choosing Strigidae for this vocal work! I can say this is the “Brony Shelter” because the drops, the cute vocal chops and the lyrics and the lyrical theme are all lovely and uplifting that makes you want to dance until you cry of joy. Also, shout-out for that cool Flutterdash drawing choosing, if feel really good for the topic of the song and the textures and flavours of it! Good job you two! You made me smile, a thing that I didn’t made since very long… Keep up the good work!
From the new album Ponymania! available for pre-order, Magic Mirror expresses through music another pony theme that is well-known in the community, that is the redemption of past villain characters, namely Sunset Shimmer and Starlight Glimmer! The band’s happy melodic style and warm vocals do wonders again to convey the fuzziness of the magic of Friendship, and that makes this song the perfect tribute!
Here is a wonderful chillaxing piece with a sprinkling of 80s vibes brought to us by FruityFusion, with some astoundingly smooth vocals from Imitator! This piece manages to pack in quite the atmosphere and energy for the pace it sets and makes use of some interesting textures and organic soundscapes (my personal favourite is the subtle wooden chimes) that all come together to form a dreamy and serene track that takes hold of you and doesn’t let go until the very end.
All of the awesome songs from the show shall never be forgotten, and EnergyTone’s cover of Apples to the Core is giving the musician’s Rock spin to the original all while paying much tribute to it. Rocking riffs and energetic vocals are all chanting that anthem for the Apple family all over again, including Pinkie of course!
This song is a fun one to listen to; it is very 1990s-inspired! The sound selection, the portrayal of the theme, etc. are well-thought of and executed. The song just wants you to go out and have fun with friends. What a way to spend the “Summer in Equestria”! Nice work, Crusader!
4EverfreeBrony’s pony inspirations can truly be so very lovely, and this track’s theme is certainly one of my favorites from the musician! Mixing a long-time community theme with a relatively new character from the show, Not Much to Miss is about tsundEmber feeling unrequited love for Spike, who’s still in love with Rarity, that’s well-known, and still got his Rarity shirt and plushie! Inviting the renowned EileMonty to grace the song with her gorgeous vocals, 4EverfreeBrony delivers once more the sweet guitar bliss he’s known for, and makes this Pop Rock love song quite a strong addition to an already powerful discography of pony tunes!
Direct Current’s You Drive Me Wild is a fun little retro sounding pop styled track about Octavia falling in love with Vinyl Scratch. I love the playful synths throughout the song and the lyrics are very fitting for the style of the track. The solo section that leads into the final set of lyrics has a wonderful build and sets up the ending of the song perfectly!
Crusader covers his favorite song from the movie in his signature style, uplifting guitar and vocals ahoy! Singing like a pirate from the crew at heart, the musician cheers for Captain Celaeno and the other sky pirates in his own way, and not without performing a super cool guitar solo near the end! I’m sure Rainbow Dash would approve. By the way, her birthaversary is coming up, on February 1st this year!
Another lovely collab from Vylet, Heckers is especially cute, being Vylet’s own heartfelt song about the bonds he’s made over the years in this community. Featuring GalaxySquid and Namii, it brings fluffy vocals over a slick yet mellow Synthpop instrumental, with always that Indie flare that Vylet’s vocal tracks are now known for! Treasure your friendships, everypony! And max out your Social Links if you can! (now I wonder who will get that reference…)
Another song part of the original soundtrack of the MP3 saga Erebys, Ma Vie Est Vôtre is a particularly emotional Insert Song, featuring Damien’s incredible and heartfelt vocals. It is bringing the character’s feelings to life, and it’s such an important part of a story!