The track, which the pair teased last month, is officially out today (21 November).
Björk and Rosalía have teamed up for Oral, a single which aims to raise awareness of and support action against intensive salmon farming in Björk’s homeland, Iceland. The track – which marks the first collaboration between the two – also features additional production from Sega Bodega.
Oral sheds light on the cruel practice of open-pen farming, also highlighting the environmental and ecological consequences of the issue. The track was originally penned by Björk two decades ago but remained in her archives after the Icelandic artist felt it wasn’t a fit for an album. It wasn’t until earlier this year that she rediscovered the track and then enlisted Rosalía to collaborate on the song.
The single is accompanied by a video art piece by visual artist Carlota Guerrero and executive producer Zico Judge, which you can watch in the player above. Proceeds from Oral will go towards support a legal case – which has been organised by residents of Seyðisfjörður, an eastern town in Iceland – against the intensive salmon farming fisheries.
When the track was teased at the beginning of October, Björk wrote: “I am offering a song me and Rosalía 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.”