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Getting Stronger is the 1st collection of original songs by Michelle Creber (aka Apple Bloom) & Gabriel Brown (aka Black Gryph0n)! The album showcases the dynamic duo’s incredible vocal abilities and song-writing talents accompanied by the awesome pop/EDM arrangements of Nathanael Brown (aka Baasik).

MICHELLE CREBER is a 16-year-old Canadian actor, singer, dancer, musician, song-writer and voiceover artist. In addition to many award-winning roles in film, TV and theatre, Michelle is known around the world as the speaking/singing voice of “Apple Bloom” and the singing voice for "Sweetie Belle" on the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic.
www.MichelleCreber.com

GABRIEL BROWN (aka Black Gryph0n) is a 26-year-old American singer, actor, voiceover artist, songwriter, animator and US Navy vet who spent three years touring the Eastern Hemisphere as lead singer for the 7th Fleet Band. Gabe has voiced on Geronimo Stilton and has sung for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Equestria Girls, Littlest Pet Shop and Pac-Man.
www.GabrielCBrown.com

NATHANAEL BROWN (aka Baasik) is an independent producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who also works for the US Navy as a hydrographer. He is most widely known for his collaboration album IMmortal; written and recorded with his brother Gabriel and featuring Zero Gravity with Michelle.
www.about.me/NathanaelBrown

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released May 1, 2016

Produced by Monique Creber
All songs mixed by Nathanael Brown, except #4, #9, #11 mixed by Misha Rajaratnam
Mastered by Chris Potter

Recorded at:
Good Fight Studios (Gulfport, Mississippi) by Nathanael Brown
Eagle Cliff Studios (West Vancouver, BC) by Gabriel Brown, Misha Rajaratnam & Michael Creber
Warehouse Studios (Vancouver, BC) by Misha Rajaratnam, assisted by Nic Civiero

Art Direction by Lalainia Lindbjerg & Monique Creber
Design by Lalainia Lindbjerg
Additional artwork by Gabriel Brown & Lindsey Brumm
All photos by Lalainia Lindbjerg, assisted by Rochelle Elise
Wardrobe, hair & makeup by Lalainia Lindbjerg
Project coordination by Monique Creber

Info, management, contact & bookings…
www.NMCArtistManagement.com

©2016 Creber, Brown & Co. All rights reserved. Unauthorized reproduction, copying and rental of this recording is prohibited by law.

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Michelle Creber Vancouver, British Columbia

MICHELLE CREBER is an award-winning teenage Canadian actor, singer, dancer, musician, song-writer & voiceover artist who is known around the world as the speaking/singing voice of “Apple Bloom” and the singing voice for "Sweetie Belle" on the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic. For a full list of Michelle's voice & onscreen credits:
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Track Name: Getting Stronger
Getting Stronger
(Written by Gabriel Brown, Michelle Creber & Nathanael Brown)

My return is a mystery, thought you had control of me
I'm offended that you're so surprised
That first defeat was a practice round, but I pulled myself off the ground
And I've already planned your demise

I won't stop fighting cause I'm not done yet
You're gonna regret, this time I won't let you forget
You're not gonna get away this time
I'll strike when you're blind, you'll awake just to find you are mine

You thought you won, thought the battle was over
But I, I, I, I’m just getting stronger
Enjoy your freedom, it won't last much longer
Cause I, I, I, I keep getting stronger

When the sky turns to grey, when the light fades away
You will say I just keep getting stronger
You can try to prepare, or attack if you dare
I don't care, cause I'm just getting stronger

I, I, I, I’m just getting stronger x4

I am the nightmare that replays in your head
I am the shadow lurking under your bed
And when I loose it's never really the end
You should have known I'd have a plan for revenge

And I won't stop fighting cause I'm not done yet
You're gonna regret, this time I won't let you forget
You're not gonna get away this time, I'll strike when you're blind
You'll awake just to find you are mine

You thought you won, thought the battle was over
But I, I, I, I’m just getting stronger
Enjoy your freedom, it won't last much longer
Cause I, I, I, I keep getting stronger

When the sky turns to grey, when the light fades away
You will say, I just keep getting stronger
Stronger every day, stronger every day

I, I, I, I keep getting stronger x4
Track Name: Here We Are
Here We Are
(Written by Gabriel Brown, Michelle Creber & Nathanael Brown)

You could be a light in the dead of the night
Instead of searching for the light yourself
Reflecting on the moments you lost
The moments you thought would finally be the end

Searching for the light in the dead of the night
When I could light the way for someone else
Forgetting all the moments I lost
The more that I thought I'd never see the end

And now the timing is right, stepping into the light
You finally found a way to be yourself
I realize that I needed this road, I needed to know
I'd find it in the end

So here we are
I was starting to believe that we would never get this far
But here we are
There's no turning back now, we're further than the stars

And here we are
After searching all those years, we've finally found our destiny
So here we are
And we'll make a new mark by helping others see
(see who they really wanna be)

Time moves fast if you're too busy to watch it go
But I remember the years by realizing all we didn't know
These young eyes looking all around for something bigger than we could see
But no doubt could ever slow us down, drawn by the promise of eventually

And now the timing is right, stepping into the light
You finally found a way to be yourself
I realize that I needed this road, I needed to know
I'd find it in the end

So here we are
I was starting to believe that we would never get this far
But here we are
There's no turning back now, we're further than the stars
And here we are
After searching all those years, we've finally found our destiny
So here we are
And we'll make a new mark by helping others see
(see who they really wanna be)
Track Name: Play
Play
(Written by Nathanael Brown, Gabriel Brown & Michelle Creber)

Live fast, make it last, 'til the past is all you have left
That's what they tell me, like I won't survive the night
Still alive and chasing time 'til it catches up with me
And I return into the light

Can't you see?
Everybody waking up early just to worry 'bout a stress that was yesterday
Can't you see?
Everybody hides behind a phone cause they're too afraid to say what they need to say
Can't you see?
That life is just a game and all you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play

Can't you see?
Everybody making pay so one day they can pay just to get away
Can't you see?
Everybody trying to be unique and spend on a trend just to look the same
Can't you see?
That life is just a game and all you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play, all you gotta do is play

Two paths, you can live fast, live a life without regret
Or take a breath and take it one day at a time
Who's to say, your life, your way?
Just don't forget you can't have a life without a sacrifice

Wait a second, take a breath and let it go
Make the moment count and put the stress on hold
Don't expect, no regret, keep control
I'm letting you know, I'm letting you know

Wait a second, take a breath and let it go
Make the moment count and put the stress on hold
Don't expect, no regret, keep control
I'm letting it go, I'm letting it go

Can't you see?
Everybody waking up early just to worry 'bout a stress that was yesterday
Can't you see?
Everybody hides behind a phone cause they're too afraid to say what they need to say

Can't you see?
That life is just a game and all you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play

Can't you see?
Everybody making pay so one day they can pay just to get away
Can't you see?
Everybody trying to be unique and spend on a trend just to look the same
Can't you see?
That life is just a game and all you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play

Wait a second, take a breath and let it go
Make the moment count and put the stress on hold
Don't expect, no regret, keep control
I'm letting you know, I'm letting you know

Wait a second, take a breath and let it go
Make the moment count and put the stress on hold
Don't expect, no regret, keep control
I'm letting it go, I'm letting it go

Can't you see?
Everybody waking up early just to worry 'bout a stress that was yesterday
Can't you see?
Everybody hides behind a phone cause they're too afraid to say what they need to say Can't you see?
That life is just a game and all you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play

Can't you see?
Everybody making pay so one day they can pay just to get away
Can't you see?
Everybody trying to be unique and spend on a trend just to look the same
Can't you see?
That life is just a game and all you gotta do is play
All you gotta do is play, all you gotta do is play

And all you got to do is…
Track Name: A Bad Idea
A Bad Idea
(Written by Michelle Creber)

Knocking on a brick wall, running out of close calls
Catching every fastball, waiting for my down fall
Convey your disapproval, I’ll disobey it anyhow
Been looking for a thrill, yeah, I think I’ll take a chance now

You can think that I’m insane, but I’m not backing down again
Find myself or find my fate
Standing on the edge I’ll claim: “The world will not forget my name”
Cause I don’t hear you when you say
It’s a bad i… it’s a bad idea

Head over my heels, at the point of no return
I look into myself, trying to find a hidden strength
Climb until the rocks break, I’m aware of what it takes (what it takes)
If I don’t come out of this walking, you can say it was a mistake

You can think that I’m insane, but I’m not backing down again
Find myself or find my fate
Standing on the edge I’ll claim: “The world will not forget my name”
Cause I don’t hear you when you say
It’s a bad i… it’s a bad idea

When I lose my power
When my life is in his hands
When I snap harder
Get lost within the crash

When it’s the grand finale
Feel free to brag your prediction
But until then, until then

You can think that I’m insane, but I’m not backing down again
Find myself or find my fate

You can think that I’m insane, but I’m not backing down again
Find myself or find my fate
Standing on the edge I’ll claim: “The world will not forget my name”
Cause I don’t hear you when you say
It’s a bad i… it’s a bad idea
Track Name: Fighting Back
Fighting Back
(Written by Gabriel Brown & Nathanael Brown)

I can’t be afraid, the world needs me
Everybody sees me every day, I can’t be afraid
Good will find a way, that’s what they tell me
But as long as there’s evil, a hero has to rise
But I don't have to stand alone, against a thousand armies
Got an army of my own

And we're shouting out tonight
We’ll see the stars collide
Cause as long as we’re alive
We’re fighting back tonight

Waking from a bad dream into a nightmare
Stepping out and once again there’s panic in the air
The sky is red and smoke darkens the horizon
I guess once again a force or foe is terrorizing
My heart stops when the clock stops ticking
Cause I know I’ve gotta help while I’m alive and kicking
I remember days were never black but that’s over
Now that everything is demons back and I’ve had it
But we don't have to stand alone against a thousand armies
Got an army of our own

And we're shouting out tonight
We’ll see the stars collide
Cause as long as we’re alive
We’re fighting back tonight

And so you wanna start a war, you don’t know what I have in store
I’ve never felt this way before, and you can’t stop me anymore
And so you wanna start a war, you don’t know what we have in store
I’ve never felt this way before, and you can’t stop us anymore

And we're shouting out tonight
We’ll see the stars collide
Cause as long as we’re alive
We’re fighting back tonight

(repeat chorus)
Track Name: Nervous
Nervous
(Written by Michelle Creber, Gabriel Brown & Nathanael Brown)

There it is, gotta hold tight
Can’t stop thinking bout’ the moment tonight
Think fast, it ain’t gonna last
Gotta make it count and gotta do it right

Wanna, stand ground, make a better sound
Knock em’ down, following the feeling I might
Just go strong cause the pressure’s on
All eyes are on me I better carry the light

Wait just a minute
I fail this now I’ll never live it down
Can it wait just a little
The clock keeps ticking and the time is now

Just wait for a minute
My heart quit beating and I’m not ready yet
I know I’m not gonna win it
A thought that I put in my head
I can’t lie, I’m nervous

I’ve run the lines, bout’ a thousand times
Know exactly what I’m gonna do and say
I should be fine, do this all the time
Yet my nerves are kicking in anyway

No matter what, if I mess it up
Still I’m gonna live to see another day
So take a deep breath, though I’m scared to death
My moment is calling and I gotta obey

Wait just a minute
I could just calm down if I remember how
Gonna wait just a little
Cause the clock’s still ticking and the time is now

I can’t wait for a minute
Cause my heart’s still beating and the stage is set
Gonna go out there and win it
A thought that I could never forget
I can’t lie, I’m nervous

And I’m afraid they’ve been catching on
I can’t lie, I’m nervous
And I’m afraid you’ve been catching on

I could run away right now and leave it all
Yet I choose to stay and suddenly recall
That I love the lights, the crowd, the stage tonight
If I just calm down I know I’ll be alright
Though I hear my name called and I’m terrified
When the countdown ends that’s when I feel alive

Wait just a minute
I’ll take this city and shut it down
Gonna take just a minute
The clock’s still ticking and my time is now

Can’t wait for a minute
My heart’s still beating and the stage is set
Gonna go out there and win it
A thought that I will never forget
I can’t lie, I’m nervous

And I’m afraid they’ve been catching on
I can’t lie, I’m nervous
And I’m afraid you’ve been catching on
Track Name: So Far Away
So Far Away
(Written by Gabriel Brown, Nathanael Brown & Michelle Creber)

Early morning sunlight is beating down
Upon the barren trees and the frozen ground
It’s a new day and yet I feel the same
Once again I do what I have done for years
Trying to forget and fighting back the tears
It’s a new day and yet I feel the same

And I just can’t help but wonder (As tomorrow fades away)
Why this is pulling me down (And yesterday remains)
I can’t pretend for much longer (And I know I’m not the same)
Where can the answers be found?
It all just seem so far away…

It doesn’t feel right, how can it be right
Don’t wanna be alone and yet I’m drawn away by something I can’t explain
It doesn’t feel right, if this is real life
How can this be my home when I am drawn away by something I can’t explain

My heart aches for these answers that I pray exist
Shadowed by the comfort of ignorance
Do I belong here or am I meant for more
It is all so big and I am so small
If it’s possible to understand it all
Why do I stay here, what am I waiting for
And the feeling still remains…

It doesn’t feel right, how can it be right
Don’t wanna be alone and yet I’m drawn away by something I can’t explain
It doesn’t feel right, if this is real life
How can this be my home when I am drawn away by something I can’t explain

And I just can’t help but wonder (as tomorrow fades away)
Why this is pulling me down (and yesterday remains)
I can’t pretend for much longer (and I know I’m not the same)
Where can the answers be found
So far away…

It may not feel right, but this is our life
And we are not alone though we are drawn away by something I can’t explain
It doesn’t feel right, but this is our fight
And we will carry on because we long to know the things that we can’t explain
It may not feel right, but this is our life
And we are not alone though we are drawn away by something I can’t explain
It doesn’t feel right, but this is our fight
And we will carry on because we long to know the things that we can’t explain
It all just seems so far away…
Track Name: Say
Say
(Written by Gabriel Brown & Nathanael Brown)

They can be cruel
Can be hurtful and tear you down
I'm gonna let you know
They say you're a fool
And that you'll never be anyone
You're unoriginal

And though the words tear you apart
Break your heart, start thinking 'bout the
Reason that you're running away
Don't give them the satisfaction
Of a typical reaction
Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say
You say, you keep on letting fear get in the way
The way is hard but soon enough you'll be ok
Ok, so take a breath and try another day
Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say
You say, you'll never let your fear get in the way
Ok, so take a breath and fight another day
Today, put who you really are out on display
Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say
Even when it feels like you're
Confidence is crumbling down
Say what you need to say
Cause they can't tell you who you are
And they're not going to now

And so be proud of who you are
And let the scars start healing
And remember though it may be cliché
That their opinion doesn't matter
So forget about the laughter
Say what you need to say


Say what you need to say
You say, you keep on letting fear get in the way
The way is hard but soon enough you'll be ok
Ok, so take a breath and try another day
Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say
You say, you'll never let your fear get in the way
Ok, so take a breath and fight another day
Today, put who you really are out on display
Say what you need to say
Say what you need to say

Be somebody else
Be somebody else
You don't have to try to be somebody else
Yeah, you just gotta stand up for yourself
Stand up for yourself
You don't have to try to be somebody else

Yeah, you're never gonna
Be somebody else
Be somebody else
You don't have to try to be somebody else
Yeah, you just gotta stand up for yourself
Stand up for yourself
You don't have to try to be somebody else
Say what you need to say

(adlib)

Oh, say what you need to say
Track Name: Bound to Break
Bound to Break
(Written by Michelle Creber & Danny Balkwill)

Twisted and tangled, what are we now
So far removed from how we started out
I fail to remember why it began
Do your words cut deep unintentionally
Or do you know how to bend my sensitivity
No matter what you find ways to put blame on me

I can't stand this game but life's built to change
I hold on but everything is bound to break
Why can't we always stay the same
Trust compromised, now I realize
I've been desperate to hide that side of you I fight
Wish I could go back to the time
When everything was fine, everything was fine

I find diamonds buried deep in the dirt
Naive and blind I get myself hurt
I see the best things, still see them in you
I miss the past why can't we just go back
Don't care what reasons made us break our track
I'm still convinced that there's mostly good left in you

I can't stand this game but life's built to change
I hold on but everything is bound to break
Why can't we always stay the same
Trust compromised, now I realize
I've been desperate to hide that side of you I fight
Wish I could go back to the time, to when everything was…

How can I let go when I know that deep down you care
Saying the problems are all in my head is not fair
Take advantage of my willing heart to forgive and forget
I should have seen this whole side of you that you hide
Turned into something I can barely recognize
But then you change back and I can't just ignore that smile, it only lasts for a while

Please pause the game, I hate this change
I hold on because I never wanted us to break
Who says we can't just stay the same
(who says we can't just stay the same)
Trust compromised, I'll forget the lies
I've been desperate to find that side of you I can't fight
Let's try and go back to that time
Let’s try and go back
Will we ever be fine
Track Name: Ice
Ice
(Written by Gabriel Brown, Michelle Creber & Nathanael Brown)

Well hey there
Welcome to this groove
This is educational, informational music
Yes, this may save your life

Whenever I close the door on my hand
Or whenever I lose my hair in a fan
Don’t need a lemonade, or a band-aid
Just a bag of ice and then I got it made

When I slip, when I trip, when I fall and bruise my hip
When my waiter is a hater cause I didn’t leave a tip
I don’t stress about it, not one bit
Cause I know everything will be better when I put some ice on it

Oh, oh, every time I bite my lip
Or when I get a runny nose and it begins to drip
I-I-I put some ice on it, I-I-I put some ice on it
Every time I slip on a banana peel
Or bruise my knee when I fail to do a cartwheel
I-I-I put some ice on it, I-I-I put some ice on it

Ice on it
Put some ice on it
Don’t you quit
Put some ice on it

When I was dancing and prancing in Paris, France with my new pants on
And I did the funky chicken with my leg a fricken’ kickin’
But I spun into a wall and tore my taco on the fall
Then Morgan Freeman floated to me and he handed me a freezy
(here you go)

I was runnin, have fun and jumping up into the sun
And then I fell into a well and hit my elbow on a bell
And with a yell I called Adele (hello) who put a spell on a gazelle
And pulled a shell from her lapel and used a gel to make me well, ice

Oh, oh, when I’m riding on a rhino
Hit a tree, hit the ground, breaking all my bones
I-I-I put some ice on it, I-I-I put some ice on it

Or if I fall into a comma when I’m noogied by a lama
Cause he got a little funny when he thought I was Obama, yeah
(let me be clear)
I-I-I put some ice on it, I-I-I put some ice on it

Ice on it
Put some ice on it
Don’t you quit
Put some ice on it

Ice on it
Put some ice on it
Holy poop
Put some ice on it

You ready for this swag?
Haha …what?
I said, are you ready for this swag?
Yeah, yeah, yes I am
I hope you’ve been enjoying the life lessons
Michelle Creber’s about to come at you with some speed
Prepare to ice your ears, you ready? You ready?
Uh huh, uh huh (alright yeah)

This is the part when I talk really fast
And I try not to gas cause in times of the past
I have done it in class when the ice didn’t last
And I woke up Miss Pike with a mighty ole’ blast
I-I-I put some ice on it, I-I-I put some ice on it

I went jogging at one and this time wasn’t fun
Cause I squint from the sun and ran into a nun
And I tripped on a bun and she pulled out a gun
And I started to run and got shot in the bum
(Put some ice on it) I-I-I put some ice on it
(Put some ice on it) I-I-I put some ice on it

(adlib)

Remember kids
You can be anything you wanna be
As long as you’ve got a bag of ice to make it nice
That’s my advice…want some rice?
Track Name: Equality
Equality
(Written by Gabriel Brown, Michelle Creber & Nathanael Brown)

There’s a place just north of town
Listen you can hear the sound
They’re singing ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Everybody acts the same
Nothing’s different but the names
They’re singing ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Basing themselves off the others
Part of them secretly wonders
What it would be like to finally break away

I can’t be what they want me to be
Equality doesn’t mean that you’re free
I mean can’t you see, you are nothing like me
Conformity doesn’t mean that you’re free

I can’t be what they want me to be
Equality doesn’t mean that I’m free
Why can you not see, you are nothing like me
I, I just want to be free (free), everything I can be

Society is hard to fight
When they decide what’s wrong or right
Singing ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

But you can make a different sound
And turn that small world upside down
They’re singing ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah ah

Deep down we secretly wonder
Are we different from all the others
Will we finally find ourselves and break away

I can’t be what they want me to be
Equality doesn’t mean that you’re free
I mean can’t you see, you are nothing like me
Conformity doesn’t mean that you’re free

I can’t be what they want me to be
(Oh you are afraid that you just can’t fit in without it)
Equality doesn’t mean that you’re free
(What’s the point of life if you can’t truly enjoy it)
Why can you not see, you are nothing like me
(You are afraid the world will never fully accept you)
I, I just want to be free (free) everything I can be
(What’s the point of hiding from the life that excites you)

You are afraid that you just can't fit in without it
What's the point of life if you can't truly enjoy it
You are afraid that the world will never fully accept you
(You can make a different sound and turn that small world upside down)
What's the point of hiding from the life that excites you
(You just gotta stand your ground, and fight to turn your life around

(Add)
Don't follow their song
Just sing your own
Don't follow their song
When you could write your own

You can choose who to be
Just break away

I can’t be what they want me to be
Equality doesn’t mean that you’re free
I mean can’t you see, you are nothing like me
Conformity doesn’t mean that you’re free

I can’t be what they want me to be
(Oh you are afraid that you just can’t fit in without it)
Equality doesn’t mean that you’re free
(What’s the point of life if you can’t truly enjoy it)
Why can you not see, you are nothing like me
(You are afraid the world will never fully accept you)
I, I just want to be free (free) everything I can be
(What’s the point of hiding from the life that excites you)

I just wanna be free
I just wanna be free
I just wanna be free
Free (free)