Zahqo (pronounced zah•koh) is an American brony musician. He's described himself as "Independent musician, technology enthusiast, web dev, graphic artist, gamer...", and holds the 85th position on the top 100 Brony Artists on the Brony Music Directory . Zahqo shares his Youtube Channel with Haymaker, who is his partner in music production.
|Lyrics||Haymaker and Zahqo|
|Instruments||Haymaker (guitar), Zahqo|
Released November 13th, 2011, Luna's Ruse ranked 59 on Everfree Network's Top 100 Brony Track Countdown 2011, Luna's Ruse was Zahqo's first production. He premiered alongside Haymaker, and enjoyed moderate success. the song also lists shoutouts too artists "MidgetBrony, Chain Algorithm, PinkiePieSwear, Makkon".
The song's lyrics directly reference the first episode of My Little Pony, painting as a figure out to attempt a coup d'état.
This song is seemingly sung from Discord's perspective as he jeers at Twilight Sparkle. The entire song paints a picture of Twilight's utter defeat, singing lines that reference her friendship such as "I can't take what you never had". The song poses a question for it's latter half, showing Twilight cast down in shame, being reminded that her penance, her reward, is Discord, and questioning what she will do with the reality she is in now.
The song was part of a project in "The Friendship Fund", and Zahqo has stated that the song was produced as part of the fundraiser for a good friend.
|Instruments||Haymaker (Guitar), Zahqo|
Letters is a simple song that details Twilight Sparkle's daily life in Ponyville, the song being a letter taken down by Spike as a note. The lyrics are primarily focused on Twilight's feelings of when she's with her friends, however the entire song is left with a dark, ominous overtone. The song ends with a simple line of "The spell is cast, the dream is real", perhaps showing Twilight's first doubts of her friends.
Selection of other songs
|08-09-2013||After the Apocalypse||5:22||Electronic||One of the few songs that does not also feature Haymaker|