Dream collaboration alert: Björk and Rosalía recorded a song together! We don’t know the title yet, but the a cappella track is due out officially later this month, and you can hear it via YouTube now, below. Proceeds will go to help pay the legal fees of people protesting a new fish farm in Fjord Seyðisfjörður, as Björk explains:
i am offering a song me and rosalia sang together
the profits will to help the fight against fish farming in iceland
it will come out in october
people at the fjord seyðisfjörður have stood up and protested against fish farming starting there
we would like to donate sales of the song to help with their legal fees
and hopefully it can be an exemplary case for others
iceland has the biggest untouched nature in europe
and still today it has its sheep roaming free in the mountains in the summers
it´s fish has swum free in our lakes, rivers and fjords
so when icelandic and norwegian business men started buying fish farms in the majority
of our fjords, it was a big shock and rose up as the main topic this summer,
we don´t understand how they had been able to do this for a decade with almost no regulations stopping them.
this has already had devastating effect on wildlife and the farmed fish are suffering in horrid health conditions and since a lot of them have escaped, they have started changing the DNA in the icelandic salmon to the worse and could eventually lead to its extinction
there is still a chance to safe the last wild salmon of the north
our group would like to dare these business men to retract their farms!
we would also like to help invent and set strict regulations into iceland´s legal system to guard nature.
the majority of the nation already agrees with us
so this protest is about putting the will of the people into our rule-systems.