Björk and Rosalía release one-minute fish farming protest song

It’s the Icelandic art-pop star and the Spanish flamenco-pop star’s first official collab.

October 05, 2023
Björk and Rosalía release one-minute fish farming protest song Left: Björk, photo by Santiago Felipe. Right: Rosalía, photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images.  

Björk and Rosalía have shared their first official collaboration, a 75-second song protesting fish farming in Iceland. It exists only on YouTube and is appropriately titled — for now, at least — “help fight fish farming in iceland.” The Icelandic art-pop legend and Spanish flamenco-pop superstar sing a capella and in unison on the track, repeating a simple refrain: “Is that the right thing to do? / Is that the right thing to do? / Oh, I just don’t know / I just don’t know.”


A statement shared by Björk explains that the track will be officially released later this month, with proceeds going toward the legal fees of the people on the front lines of an ongoing protest against a new fish farm in Fjord Seyðisfjörður. Hear the song and read the full statement below.


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

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 Rosalía release one-minute fish farming protest song