Direct Current brings us his contribution from the Balloon Party 5 after party, dedicated to Fluttershy nonetheless! I have to say that I found this a very interesting listen. I personally enjoy spoken word rap a lot, and I can definitely hear how well the rhyme schemes work out here. I laughed out loud when I came to realize this was parody looking at the food-related lyrics! But honestly, I did find some words to be pretty impactful. The backing track definitely adds to the flavour (no pun intended) and the tone set here. And parody or not, I do think that within the jokes, it subtly encourages the listener to think somehow. So whether you’re in for a good laugh or need some encouragement no matter how unique it gets across within this track, this is for you.
Individually each song embraces a pleasant energy or a glamorous sound element to resonate with. Mullet Music Productions has brought us here a story of a companionless pony in the Everfree Forest, sitting alone until life magically bonds him with a good-natured new friend who graces his life with her warmth welcoming friendship to later on chant in duet a radiant hook to make a trio singing with you the listener. Spoiler alert! this song may make you air guitar and pour out a slight tear of joy. Catch this song featured on the album Everfree Park: After Hours from the label Balloon Party.
Time for a bit of a throwback for this one! As part of 4EFB’s newest collection of brony cover songs (also just released!), he and Fritzy decided to create their own version of Breathless by Ruiness. The original is a bit of a cult classic – Ruiness are (justifiably) revered in certain brony music circles – so hopefully these two can help shine some light on their work. This rendition sees a nice blend of electronica, acoustic elements and electric guitar work, and 4EFB and Fritzy’s soft, soothing vocals suit it perfectly.
(Listen to the classic here!)
Man! Right about now we could all use some good vibes. This year has been a load to deal with, and an Aviators cover may just be the thing for you. Staying faithful to the lyrics and vibe, Skyshard, with the aid of Zelizine, gives this classic some soft rock love, mixing light and flavorful electrical guitar and some awesome keyboard and harmonics. The icing on the cake is Zeli’s vocals, which are stellar in this cover. The song is about friends that you can trust and lean on, something that is so necessary in this day and age. As always this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
We’ve got a dreamy track here about Princess Luna finding love; the only problem is that it’s only in the dream realm. Quinn once again teams up with JustKat to sing a love ballad. There are some very soft vocals with some soft rock guitar melodies that wrap themselves around the duo singing about the dreamers’ dream lives. The vocals tell the story of how this relationship developed over time as Luna kept showing up in this stallion’s dreams and those butterflies then started to happen between them. The story is pretty tender and sweet but also problematic due to circumstances that are out of their control, so their love only happens in their dreams. But knowing Princess Luna, she will find this stallion, and friendship and romance will win in the end. As always, this Qilin asks you to judge for yourself.
Today we’ve got ourselves another song from Chocolate, Painters and Poets bring us this great Acoustic track. The song starts with just the guitar for a bit until the lyrics start and later we get a beautiful lead guitar solo. The lyrics tell us that we have to try to make something great from what we have and that we have everything we’ve ever wanted right here and we just have to discover it. And on a more personal note some of the lines really made my eyes water up simply because of how beautiful this song is and how much nostalgia it brings to me, back in the day when my parents had a CD full with songs like this one when we drove into another country for our vacation and I hold those memories so dear.
Kareniya brings us his amazing cover of “Hush Now, Little Sister” a rather lesser remembered song from the episode ‘Somepony to Watch Over Me’ and no matter what you think about the original you will like his cover of it. Using only a guitar and his voice Kareniya gives this song the feeling of an old classic you listen to when you go on vacation cause you´re parents put it on a CD. The song is perfect too just chill out for an hour or two with it just in the background or as background music for working on anything. The song really conveys the feeling of security the original gave to Apple Bloom.
Studio Quinn has been pumping out a lot of music this year and the newest installment is this lovely duo with JustKat. Going straight from the song, the voices are soft and tender while the instrumentation focuses on a tightly tuned piano. The drums keep a good beat and there’s an added bonus of the interlude which features ska-like strumming to keep things fresh.
Ardeleiz is back with a brand new tune, a ponified cover of Moonchild by legendary prog rock band King Crimson! A good chunk of the lyrics have been rewritten to revolve around Luna, and it makes for a good fit. Alongside Ardeleiz is Koron Korak on violin and Arabesque Sympony on vocals, and it definitely wouldn’t be complete without these two backing up this relaxing and emotional piece about the princess of the night!