Friday, 5 April 2019

Pony Music Library 59: "Hope Shines Eternal"

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Season 9 of Friendship is Magic begins tomorrow, but in this latest edition of Pony Music Library I'm inducting an Equestria Girls song! This has been one of my favourites from that sub-franchise for a while now.

What? "Hope Shines Eternal"

Who? Daniel Ingram (music and lyrics)

Which? Equestria Girls song

When? October 2016

Why? It took me a while to warm to Legend of Everfree, and I don't think it's ever likely to dethrone Rainbow Rocks in my affections, but there are parts of LoE that I've always enjoyed. The outro song, "Hope Shines Eternal", is one of them. With its folk-rock style and message of optimism and friendship, it fits very nicely indeed over the end credits of an MLP film about a summer camp. It's fairly short, and an extended version with an extra verse or so might have been nice, but even as it is this is a very satisfying way for the movie to go out.


  1. Good to see one of these again. :)

    1. I wanted to get it in before S9... phew! :)

  2. The Cloptimist6 April 2019 at 04:25

    This has always been one of my favourites. The harmonies are lovely, the melody is super-catchy, and that "ours to write" counter-melody in the backing vocals is just beautiful. Thanks for inducting it!

    1. You're welcome! I have a few more songs on the waiting list, but I'm notoriously slow with this series so don't hold your breath. Especially now S9 is almost upon us!