Björk and Rosalía Collaborate on a Song to Support the Fight Against Fish Farming in Iceland

Björk and Rosalía Collaborate on a Song to Support the Fight Against Fish Farming in Iceland

Björk, often hailed as “the realest b*tch alive” by SZA, is teaming up with Rosalía to raise awareness and funds for a critical issue in her homeland, Iceland. The duo has released a 75-second song snippet alongside a simple video that carries a powerful message.

The song begins with Björk and Rosalía repeating the haunting question, “Is that the right thing to do? / Is that the right thing to do? / I just don’t know / Oh, I just don’t know.”

Björk’s written message accompanies the song teaser, explaining the purpose behind this collaboration:

“I am offering a song me and Rosalía sang together. The profits will go 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; its fish has swum free in our lakes, rivers, and fjords.

So when Icelandic and Norwegian businessmen 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 a devastating effect on wildlife, and the farmed fish are suffering in horrid health conditions. Since a lot of them have escaped, they have started changing the DNA in the Icelandic salmon for the worse and could eventually lead to its extinction.

There is still a chance to save the last wild salmon of the north. Our group would like to dare these businessmen 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.

Warmth, Björk.”

Björk’s collaboration with Rosalía carries a powerful message about the environmental challenges facing Iceland, particularly the impact of fish farming on the country’s pristine natural landscapes and its native salmon population. While the full song is set to release in October, this teaser demonstrates the artists’ commitment to using their voices for a cause they deeply care about.