Emm Gryner Shares New Song “Burn the Boats”
Canadian-Filipino singer-songwriter Emm Gryner has shared a new song “Burn the Boats” along with a music video.
The song is the second single off of her upcoming album ”Business & Pleasure”.
The track is a contemporary retelling of the life of La Malinche, Dona Marina, a Nahua woman enslaved to Cortes in 1519.
It was written by Emm Gryner and Michael Holmes. Produced by Fred Mollin.
Emm Gryner said of the song, “The song began with a desire to explore two ideas. First, the birth of a nation—the birth of a new race of people, in fact—and the story of the woman who was the mother of that story. And second, to consider the meaning of the phrase “Burn the Boats”: the idea of cutting yourself off from even the possibility of retreat, and what it means to stake everything you have on the belief in your own success.”
- She continued, “And so the song became a story: a contemporary re-telling of the life of La Malinche, Dona Marina, a Nahua woman enslaved to Cortes in 1519. She would become both his guide and interpreter in Mexico, and ultimately gave birth to his son, Martin, who is considered one of the first Mestizos.”
The accompanying video was directed by Frank Gryner.
The new album is expected to be released in the spring of 2023. It is her first album in three years since the 2020 album “Just for You”.
She made the album with producer Fred Mollin in Nashville.
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- source : Apple Music