Emm Gryner – Burn the Boats



Emm Gryner

Emm Gryner – Burn the Boats

“Burn the Boats” is a 6:16 minutes indulgence with multiple guitar solos, lush horns, and a fade-out. The Canadian musician Emm Gryner calls it what it is: yacht rock, the 70s/80s genre that radiates comfort and beauty. But lyrically, that is not all that Emm had in mind:

“This song became 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 (people of mixed European and indigenous American ancestry).”

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