Björk teams up with Rosalía for charity single

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Discover “Oral”, a new single by Björk and Rosalia, the profits from which will be used to finance the fight against intensive fish farming.

Bjork and Rosalía team up for the first time in the single “Oral,” which they both produced with Sega Bodega. Check it out via the player below:

The composition of the title “Oral” dates back more than 20 years. First written by Bjork between albums Homogenic (1997) and Vespertine (2001), it didn’t fit into either and ended up sitting on a shelf. Björk rediscovered this track after remembering its title while touring Australia in March 2023, the same month a report was released on the devastating impact of poorly regulated Norwegian commercial salmon farming operations for Iceland’s ecosystems.

Thus, this outing aims to denounce the alarming cruelty and serious environmental and ecological consequences of the farming of sea salmon in open enclosures in Iceland. All profits from the single “Oral” will be used to support a legal action against fish farming, brought by residents of the town of Seyðisfjörður.

People from Seyðisfjörður fjord stood up and protested against fish farming thereBjörk explains in a statement and video accompanying the one-minute preview of the song. We would like to donate the sales of the song to help pay their legal costs, hoping that this will be an exemplary case for others. »

Find Bjork in concert as part of his Cornucopia tour at the Zénith Nantes Métropole on December 2 and at the Arkea Arena (Bordeaux) on the 5th. This will be the very last date of this tour, initiated in 2019. This show was initially designed around the album Utopia and began as a residency in New York. It has since been reworked to include titles from Fossora.


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