Derpy song incoming at high speed, landing on your face! Not pizza. (Show reference intended.) EnergyTone sings an ode to our beloved mailmare in Russian, along a very rocking instrumental. It overall makes for a lovely and fun tune, cheering for Derpy with love and the power of rock music!
Quicksilver has been on a hot streak releasing tracks over the last month and this time he revisits the time he teamed up with Hackd for something extra special! Showmare is about Trixie in her debut episode, with Quicksilver and Hackd switching off on vocal parts. The track features the upbeat, punk-style feel you know Quicksilver for with a sweet solo in the middle and excellent drums and guitars throughout.
Quicksilver keeps the hits rolling with another fun track, and this time it is about Rarity’s punk hairdo from season 7. Quicksilver describes the emotional struggles Rarity faced having so much of her identity and public image lost to a bad hair mix-up. Fix My Head has all the traits of a classic 90s pop-punk hit: fast, fun guitars, a driving bass and moving percussion, and energetic vocals .
Quicksilver is an expert in creating awesome rock tracks and this time it is based off of a very beloved episode, A Royal Problem. “Night Shifts and Politics” is Luna’s vocal narrative of wanting to make the trade back for her job as the princess of the night instead of dealing with all the daytime politics. The track has great guitar work, a driving percussive beat, and all the elements for which we love the veteran rocker!
Quicksilver is back and rocking just as awesomely as ever! This time he brings us a great ska punk instrumental which trades off between high-octane punk sections and more mellowed out ska progressions. After being busy with college for the last year, the Luna Ticks veteran let’s us know that he is finally getting Caught Up! One of the rare ska musicians around, Quicksilver quickly reminds us why he is one of the best songwriters with a guitar in hand!
Digging back quite a ways, Steel Chords brings back this beautiful homage to the tireless efforts of the Cutie Mark Crusaders and their quest for cutie marks. Never Give Up is upbeat, cheery, and easy to move along to, giving off the vibe of early punk classics – much like the young CMC! Steel re-released the track to coincide with his concert appearance at this year’s St. Louis Crystal Fair where the song first premiered. In many ways this was a perfect way to reintroduce the track as the song itself has a very nostalgic feel knowing what we know now compared to when it was first written.
Warning: some explicit lyrics
I’ve had my suspicions that there’s no style of music Vylet can’t do well and this confirms it! Executing a great, old-school, underground punk track about Daybreaker, Vylet shows off his huge range as well as the angst of Celestia’s evil, alter-ego. The production is spot-on, ensuring the emotion in the vocals is front and center, as Daybreaker yells at her sister, Nightmare Moon, about the world they could have ruled together. Even the accompanying video feels like it was made in the 70s old school punk era, punctuating the brilliance of both DAYBREAKER and Vylet!
Steel Chords is back and this time he brought friends! Parodying Bowling For Soup’s hit song Ohio (Come Back to Texas), Steel sings about Applejack’s trip to Manehatten as a filly to live with her Aunt and Uncle Orange. He describes how the Apple’s back at the orchard miss their beloved sister while she is gone. EVBP provides the guitars and bass, while Djohn Mema rocks the drums. With funny and clever references to other episodes, creative harmonies, and a gritty, punk feel, Sweet Apple Acres is a great take on the original track!
Here’s an awesome show cover from a very talented trio of musicians! EnergyTone recruited FritzyBeat and ElectroBlitz to be in his Cutie Mark Crusader group for this high-octane version of Hearts as Strong as Horses. All three do a great job vocally and make the track feel very fitting for three guys covering the parts. The distorted guitars and rock drums give a lot of power to the song and make it stylistically amazing and energetic!
Inspired by the pirates from the MLP Movie, we’ve got an awesome sea shanty-style rock tune from Crusader! that has some great energy to it. The vocals fit in well with the vibe of the instrumental, and it’s a suitable soundtrack to the characters.