After five and a half months without any news - musical - and a few days after covering Rocío Jurado's Se nos roto el amor at the Latin Grammy gala, Rosalía has a new single. The singer from Sant Esteve de Sesrovires has joined forces on this occasion with the Icelandic Björk in a very intimate song, Oral.
The single was released at noon this Tuesday and has achieved impressive numbers in a very short time. 'Oral' was going to come out in October and has been delayed twice, but the Icelandic has already confirmed the release date.
Björk, author of the song, stated last Monday that “all profits will go to stopping open-pen fish farming in Iceland.” “Industrial salmon farming in open pens is terrible for the environment,” says the singer, adding that “one of the most serious environmental challenges for the north in this century is the acidity of the ocean,” caused by this industry.
The song was written and recorded by the Icelandic singer “25 years ago” inspired, as she says, “by a dancehall rhythm, the grandfather of reggaeton.” “Rosalía's experiments with gender and her incredible voice made her an obvious guest for the song,” she stated on her Twitter account.
The collaboration with the Catalan singer has been “a blessing,” according to Björk. “I think in some ways there is an elegant resonance between the fact that our two voices are the same age on the recording.”