Björk and Rosalia have shared a new collaboration.
The two sit at the forefront of music and visual arts, two artists with very distinct voices. A few moments ago Björk and Rosalia shared something new – an 80 second piece, minimalist in tone, focussed on their voices.
Reminiscent of folk sound, or a simple round, the piece is designed to aid the fight against fish farming in Iceland – a relatively new phenomenon, which is impacting on the country’s delicate eco-system and fragile biodiversity.
Accompanied by a note from Björk – which you can read in full below – the song is online now.
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 it´s 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.