Emm Gryner Debuts “Burn the Boats”

Award-winning singer and songwriter Emm Gryner has a new single to share, imbued with the rhythms of the early 70s. 

Burn the Boats” took inspiration from Gryner’s desire to communicate the story of the birth of a new race of people and the woman who was the mother of this story.

Written with Michael Holmes, this laid back yet mysterious yacht rock song is a contemporary retelling 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).