Out in the bizarre depths of internet obscurity lie bronies. Bronies are an odd collection of misfits and rejects who joined together in peace over celebration of the popular Hasbro franchise My Little Pony. Specifically, Lauren Faust's series "Friendship is Magic." If that already upsets you, then I suggest you turn cheek and look up another musician because it doesn't stop there.
Bronies are well known for an adept sense of creativity. Many of them write stories, draw artwork, and a few of them even make music. I am one of those few.
Though making music based on a children's cartoon show seems bizarre and unethical at first, when you delve into the ethics of it all, it almost makes sense. The show's characters are highly personified, and very relatable, even to the widely male brony fandom, and the themes of the show are simple, inspiring, and easy to write about. Though the very idea of such a thing is a bit tricky to stomach at first, upon closer inspection it seems to just work in a lot of cases and despite this musicians within the fandom have a tendency to be incredibly skilled composers, many of them self-producing their own full albums. Within the electronic music and EDM indutries musicians have seen much success, though, admittedly, the rock/metal crowd (Yes there are brony metalheads, if you can believe that) is fairly small in comparison and as a result, few have taken off as well as the electronic crowd.
What does this have to do with me? As I mentioned earlier, I dabble in a little bit of brony music personally. It's not all I do, and guaranteed I can write songs both outside and inside the themes of Friendship is Magic. Throughout all this many people ask me why. Why waste talent on writing songs about multi-colored cartoon horses? A better question is, why consider it a waste of talent? If I can find meaning in writing a song about something obscure is there not still meaning?
I don't expect to garner much popularity with the general public writing songs the way I do, but honestly? Music, much like life, is about enjoyment, not popularity. If I can sing a song about a god damned cartoon horse and find enjoyment in doing it, I think that's good enough. And hey, if you listen to a song about a god damned cartoon horse and you happen to actually enjoy it, that's pretty cool too.
This brony thing is a bit of an odd duck crew, but if you ask me a song about My Little Pony holds a hell of a lot more significance than a song about poppin bottles in the club. And if you have enough cojones to bite the bullet on something you aren't sure about, give some of my music a listen. Who knows? It might actually be entertaining.
Band MembersStewart Nurmi - Guitar/Vocals