WoodLore may be pretty much done with producing music for the fandom, but 4Everfree is keeping the spirit of his music alive with this beautiful interpretation of one of his old classics, Shining Star. Featuring some lovely violin from Koron Korak, 4Everfree’s vocals are a lovely new take on the lyrics with a soft and sweet instrumental.
Three years ago, after running a successful radio show about brony music for several months, Lycan got a bunch of musicians to pitch in some songs to make a compilation album featuring them. Fast forward to now, and this annual album is now in its 4th edition with the release of Beats 4 Everfree. The primary difference this time round is that the album is dedicated to Everfree Northwest, for which Lycan is the musical coordinator this year, and the funds raised from the album sales will go to EFNW’s chosen charity, the Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy. 14 tracks from a group of consistently solid musicians and producers take this album through all sorts of genres – electronic to orchestral – so there’s something in here for everyone’s tastes!
Vylet’s back with another track from his latest album, and this one is a super cool blend of intimate acoustic elements and some more electronic stuff too. His vocals are prominently involved in the emotions of the story being told, and it’s all a super cute time.
Equestria Electric Symphony Orchestra always keeps it interesting and catchy! This moving, late 60s style track has a lot of great elements to it including a jazzy bass, fun pop beat, and some rock thrown in to boot! EESO sings about the trials and self-doubt that come with the struggle to get a cutie mark before ultimately realizing that his special talent is love. The lyrics are very clever and the track as a whole is dangerously addicting. Love’s My Cutie Mark is an incredibly creative track that will get you dancing and singing along in no time!
BroniKoni are without a doubt one of the best actual bands I’ve seen in the brony fandom, and I’m so happy to see them contribute to a Ponies At Dawn album! Runaway Princess starts with wonderful synth arps, fast-paced riffs and as it progresses, each instrument takes its turn at the forefront. From guitars to flute to piano (including a neat little 7/4 breakdown; odd time signatures are always appreciated) we get the whole band taking turns to shine, ending with a beautiful piano solo. This is one of three of their songs about the banishment of Luna, there’s more info in the video description. This song is available on Rebirth and also their debut album, Friendship Express!
An amazing feature on MyLittleMusics’ album Spark:Magic done by Moon Flame. A really warm ballad with really awesome instrumentation! The vocals and the lyrics are also really well performed as with the “yay” samples! It’s amazing that it got featured on ROCK FARM! Download the “Magic” album on Spark bandcamp!
Done as a commission, Vylet’s switched up his recent style a bit more to swing this track more into a rock/pop direction. As the name suggests, it plays along the same theme as the song from The Perfect Pear with a smoother feel to it.
Vylet certainly knows how to create some grogeous and cosy atmospheres, which is definitely the case here in this piece about Starlight and Trixie. With a mixture of his own and Namii’s vocals melding together beautifully, the combination of acoustic and electronic instrumental elements also work to create a really enjoyable piece.
I think the thing that impresses me the most about this isn’t necessarily the ponified lyrics, but more those high notes that Moon Flame hits in this! It’s one thing to rewrite a pop song about ponies, but another to be able to actually sing something like this too. Nice job.
With the instrumental produced by the amazing Andy Feelin, Velvet brings the 80’s Pop vibes with this song. The lyrics were amazing and Velvet vocals were on point. A true example of how brony music evolves! Good job Velvet! Keep up the good work!
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