Rosalía and Björk record an anti-fish farming song together

Rosalía and Björk will record a song together and the proceeds will be donated to the anti-fish farming movement. Icelandic Björk explains the problem that threatens the extinction of salmon in her country

In early October, Björk announced a collaboration with Rosalía, which would be called Oral.
This is a charity song, profits will be donated to the anti-fish farming movement. The Icelander explains that the money will go to groups that organize protests against fish farming in her country: "The crowd in the Seyðisfjörður fjord was protesting against fish farming."

The veteran singer said the proceeds will help cover the protesters' legal costs: "So maybe we can be a good example for people who want to help."

In her statement, the artist explains that Iceland has the largest amount of wildlife in Europe: “Today, in summer, sheep roam freely in the mountains. Fish swim freely in lakes, rivers and fjords.

Therefore, when Icelandic and Norwegian businessmen began to buy fish farms in most of our fjords, it was a great “shock”.

The interpreter regretted the lack of regulation on this issue and stressed: "This has greatly affected wildlife and fish farming, where animal health is very fragile." Furthermore, she points out that Icelandic salmon could have become extinct after a change in their DNA due to individuals that escaped from fish farms: "It is still possible to preserve salmon in the north in the wild."

On the other hand, Björk clarified the misunderstanding in another post, denying that she and Rosalía were planning to perform at the Reykjavik protests. "The farmers will gather at Austurvöllur Square and I will appear and support them from the stands, not from the stage," she said.

The origin of the song

Björk provided more details about her work with Rosalía in an interview with the British media The Guardian and the Icelandic Vísir.
The singer announced that the album Oral contains a song that she recovered from a demo she recorded 20 years ago, a song that she rejected at the time because it is "too pop."

She noted that the song was inspired by the Jamaican dancehall style and considered using it for charity: "Dancehall is the grandmother of reggaetón. When I heard this, I thought Rosalía's album had a lot of reggaetón music..." I think she was excited because she wanted do something for the environment.

The artist shared that she asked the Catalan for help to update her compositions, to reach today's audience.
The producer who collaborates with them on this project is Sega Winery.