Emm Gryner’s album, Business & Pleasure is a celebration of the Detroit radio scene and the music that shaped her childhood. From Motown, jazz and pop to Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac and the Doobies, Business & Pleasure is infused with the sunshine soul and stellar playing of the late ’70s and early ’80s.
This new collection of songs, produced by Fred Mollin and written with poet Michael Holmes, embody a take on yacht rock that sails deep into the 2020s and introduce the world to a bold new character: a powerful woman whose passion, presence, conviction, humour and grace serves to unite the world in music, joy and love, once again.
Commenting on the album, Emm shares:
“Each song on the album has a different story. We are conveying the renewing feeling of the 70s and 80s, when life was not so on-demand – when musicianship and studio cats reigned supreme.”
Focus track “Loose Wig” was inspired by a Rolling Stone article about Donald Fagen “keeping his sense of humour” in isolation. The song title was one of the phrases that Donald used in this particular article to describe a political figure. The groovy song is Emm’s way of staying positive amidst the hopelessness.
For more info, check out the artist at: https://www.emmgryner.com.