GOING SOUTH, a new photo book announced by Lorde is coming in the near future. The singer announced the book in a newsletter sent to fans earlier today (November 24), where she noted that the book will feature 100 pages of images from her 2019 trek to Antarctica.
The book is currently available for preorder here, but the exact release date wasn’t mentioned in the newsletter.
“We’re doing preorders to get an idea of how many to produce, so it won’t arrive for Christmas I wouldn’t think,” she said. The newsletter also included updates on her home vegetable garden in New Zealand, and some words on her trip to Antarctica, but no news of forthcoming music. All net proceeds from GOING SOUTH will go toward a scholarship fund for an Antarctica New Zealand postgraduate scholar to study the science of climate change.
“I realized after the trip that what my brain had been craving was a visit to an alternate realm. Albums live in their own realms in a way, and Antarctica really acted as this great white palette cleanser, a sort of celestial foyer I had to move through in order to start making the next thing. In the plane coming down to land, I had this very intense bolt-of-lightning thought, which in all its eloquence was literally ‘DON’T MAKE SHIT RECORDS’, lol. I’ll always hold this trip up as a life highlight for many reasons, but I’m particularly grateful for it as one that showed me the beginnings of the new world which I continue to build and am very excited to start showing you soon.”