Björk and Rosalía combine on new single ‘Oral’.
The Icelandic singer confirmed news of the collaboration a few weeks ago, with the two aiming to highlight the damage done to Icelandic ecology by open-pen ocean salmon fishing.
Entering the studio, Björk and Rosalía were joined by Sega Bodega on guest production, working on something new, but also something with deep roots.
Out now, ‘Oral’ was seemingly written by Björk in the late 90s, in the period between 1997 opus ‘Homogenic’ and her remarkable 2001 statement ‘Vespertine’. Never quite fitting into either record, it was placed in the Icelandic artist’s archives and then forgotten about – until now.
Revamped and overhauled alongside Rosalía, ‘Oral’ is a deeply powerful piece of music, acting as a meditation on the natural world, and the celestial feminine.
Finally available to absorb in full, the visuals are equally remarkable. Tune in now.
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