In an email to fans on November 24th, Lorde announced the forthcoming release of a photo book called GOING SOUTH.
📢📢📢 NEW EMAIL FORM LORDE!!!
Antarctica BOOK coming!
“It’s called GOING SOUTH, and it’s a softcover book with over 100 pages of photos and writing… a sort of perfect precursor to this album in an abstract way, and it’s a cool little piece of the Lorde cinematic universe” pic.twitter.com/G4CMjtpSH4
— Lorde fix 🥀 BlackLivesMatter (@Lorde_fix) November 25, 2020
The 100-page book features a whole slew of images from her 2019 trip to Antarctica, and the first 500 copies of the book will come accompanied by a postcard signed by Lorde herself.
Lorde also revealed that she was so inspired by the journey that it inspired her next album, which she said she would “start showing you soon.”
New photos of Lorde in Antarctica pic.twitter.com/1mZrha1gIn
— Lorde Daily (@LordeDaily) November 25, 2020
“In early 2019 I took a trip to Antarctica, funded and facilitated by the lovely folks at Antarctica New Zealand,” Lorde wrote. “The continent has fascinated me since I was old enough to red. It started to interest me again in recent years as my environmental awareness went up and up, and questions about how to change my personal and professional footprints on this Earth occupied much of my time.”
Lorde then explained that her friend and photographer Harriet Were joined her on the trip, documenting it all on old-school film.
Summer 2020/21 issue is out tomorrow, featuring an exclusive essay by @lorde on her trip to Antarctica; @TovaOBrien talks about being political journalism’s hero and villain; Cheap Eats: where to eat for under $20; & more! Buy/subscribe here: https://t.co/3uBeNrroxM pic.twitter.com/0X97xeo0HA
— Metro (@MetroMagNZ) November 24, 2020
The “Green Light” artist revealed that the trip showed her the “beginnings of the new world which I continue to build, and am very excited to start showing you soon,” with the book serving as the “perfect precursor” to the album.
All net proceeds from the sales are set to go towards a scholarship fund for an Antarctica New Zealand postgraduate scholar to study the science of climate change.