4everfreebrony always seems to nail covers, and this one is no exception. Track 11 from Copycat is a cover of the Luna Jax original; 4efb’s take shows a bit more polish in terms of production, and runs at a slightly slower tempo. The guitars are soft yet rich, with the inclusion of a slide between the first chorus and second verse. His voice is perfect for this type of music, perfectly conveying Big Mac’s attitude towards his daily regimes. Once again, we have another piece of blissful rock!
SDreamExplorerS brings about an ever-explorative rock piece. With a catchy opening riff, it immediately gratifies clicking on. Then to be followed by the benevolent vocals and the stiffening yet ambient distorted guitars atop it all. This thorough Ponies at Dawn release does some very inventive stuff, with notes and chords occasionally jumping to unexpected places. If you’re looking for a refreshing yet familiar song, this’ll fit in your rotation like matching pieces of a puzzle.
Echoing the brony family feelings from the iconic Proud to be a Brony, Forest Rain had the most wonderful idea ever with this heart-warming song part of the Discovery album. Indeed, it calls to our feelings for both the ponies and the community, and makes us gather while listening to the gorgeous vocals and tender instrumentation, and lingering in shared love. Once again, let us say that we are proud to be bronies, and that this is not just a fandom, but a family!
Definitely among my top favorite releases of the year, Luck’s new song is a shining example of a heartfelt and passionate rendition of a classic, turned into an expression of community love and dedication. The timeless Africa by Toto get a whole new meaning, and Luck’s tender vocals are making us melt as we experience such an emotional ponification. As someone who loves the original, and who can relate to so many of those feelings, I was so very moved by this, and I will keep supporting Luck, and all of you in the community, for all of my life. Thank you all for everything you do..!!
Here we are with the first single from Ephemeral II: Parallels. Right from the opening seconds this song captivated me with its foreboding atmosphere and intriguing instrumentation. There is A LOT going on here from complex melodies to intricate and subtle percussive elements. The Oblivion Highway is a journey to our past across the the land of memories. You can feel the mood progress throughout as we visit some of life’s more pleasant memories, our vivid recollections, times of joy, and times we wish to forget. The album releases on May 1, 2019 and if you like intricate story telling through song, this is the album for you!
4EB & Odyssey da Homies teamed up for a Beautiful duet track about our beloved Princess ponies, combining two Beautiful Entities (and songs literally) to create a symphony so super sweet and heartwarming! This track is the living Evidence that the Light & Darkness need each other. As they both embrace us, and help us. Even we ways we don’t see, hear, or understand. But we feel them. That’s what matters. I hope y’all enjoy these Acoustics as I did! Great work guys!
In a surprise release we should all be excited for, Acouste Wholenote returns with a great tribute to everypony’s favorite grade school teacher, Cheerilee! Played using excellent guitar work and impassioned vocals, Acouste demonstrates the personal issues of the pink educator and her plea for her students better understand the lessons she is only just now learning herself. Lesson is a wholesome track that leaves out a lot of processing and fancy mixing schematics, allowing for a more honest, raw sound to resonate the earnest message.
Crusader! has written a few heart-melting love tracks in his day, and this one is right up there in sentimentality! Ever Again touches on Big Mac’s visits to Starlight’s village to see Sugar Belle, setting the tone with just acoustic guitar and vocals to start the track. Crusader! adds in piano, drums, and bass, emphasizing the traveling theme of Big Mac persistently going to see his crush. The lyrics are great as well, drawing the title from the notion that Big Mac doesn’t want to be without Sugar Belle Ever Again.
The time of new smiles and celebrations in pony spirit is drawing near, with HarmonyCon happening on February 8th – 10th, and the lovely con mascots duo of DoTheDaringDew and Brittney Ackerman are doing wonders to raise the hype to cute/100 levels, with this happy and very pony-like Soft Rock song starring the two musicians and ponies as singers, and a video made by Hyper Dash! Check out HarmonyCon and their amazing lineup of pony musicians!
The immensely talented Rockin’Brony comes through with an exceedingly well-done cover of Aviators’ fandom classic, Open Your Eyes! With some flourishes to enhance the cover, an increased electric guitar presence, and a subtle and ethereal synthesizer at the song’s climax, the cover is very much in the spirit of the original while adding Rockin’Brony’s flavor to make it his own.