Björk and Rosalia Share New Song to Protest Icelandic Fish Farming

    Björk and Rosalia have teamed up for a new song. The one-minute acapella track, which is available today as a YouTube video with the title ‘help fight fish farming in iceland’, will be released later this month, with proceeds going to help pay the legal fees of people at the Fjord Seyðisfjörður who have stood up to protest against fish farming in their area. Check out the collaboration below.

    Björk shared the following statement along with the song:

    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


    Björk and Rosalia both released albums in 2022: Fossora and MOTOMAMI, respectively.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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