Is Lorde writing on ‘penguins and snow' instead of songs? Fans demand new album instead of Antarctica photo book
Lorde dropped a newsletter for fan announcing she would be launching a photo book of her travels to Antarctica and fans asked her to concentrate on writing more songs
New Zealand singer Lorde thought it might be a pleasant surprise for fans if she announces her new photobook. However, fans of the ‘Melodrama’ queen care less about her photobook based on her 2019 trip to Antarctica and have instead demanded she releases an album. The furor on the Internet was caused after Lorde dropped a newsletter for fans on November 24 and made the big announcement of launching a photo book named 'Going South'. She wrote in the long letter
“I’m here in your inbox because I have exciting news,” and added, “Not that news. Don’t get too excited.”
Lorde opened about what the photobook is about and means to her. “When I went to Antarctica, I hadn’t starting writing again after finishing ‘Melodrama’. 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 while palette cleanser, a sort of celestial foyer I had to move through in order to start making the next thing.” She added, “The book is sort of a perfect precursor to this album in an abstract way, and it’s a cool little police of the Lorde cinematic universe for you to own if you’d like to.”
Lorde’s book titled ‘Going South’ features over 100 pages of photos and writings from her expedition to the freezing continent.She mentioned how the frosty continent lured her and why she went there. “[Antarctica] has fascinated me since I was old enough to read. 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.” A user shared the copy of Lorde's newsletter.
Lorde added, “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.” The artist mentioned how Antarctica inspired her for the photobook more than "shit records". “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”.
Lorde’s 2019 trip was funded by the government agency Antarctica New Zealand. The singer is yet to announce an official release date for the photobook which is expected to arrive on shelves in mid-February, 2021. As per reports Lorde also sent fans a link to pre-order the book to be out in February. 100% of the artist's net proceeds will be donated by Lorde to Antarctica New Zealand to support a postgraduate scholar to study climate change science.
However, Lorde’s fans were not impressed and took to social media to demand a new album rather than a photobook. Others, in contrast, were elated over the new book and shared their excitement on Twitter. An enraged user wrote, “Lorde writing about penguins and snow instead of writing songs.” Another concurred, “I'm about to spend 30 dollars sans shipping on some pictures of Lorde in some snow. I feel sick.” A user was in favor of an album than a photobook, “It’s cute Lorde is in Antarctica and all.. good for her.. but imma need her to stop playing and release a song.. a snippet... anything.” Another wrote the same, “Lorde i pray for the album release amen.” A user joked, “Me reading Lorde writing about feeding penguins in Antarctica.” A user praised Lorde for her charity effort, “The way she really wrote a book after this Antarctica trip & is then donating the profits of its sale for SCHOLARSHIP for science studies in climate changes — MY HEART JUST EXPLODED! Literal queen of this century.”
lorde writing about penguins and snow instead of writing songs— puré ❍ (@puremelodram4) November 24, 2020
i'm about to spend 30 dollars sans shipping on some pictures of lorde in some snow i feel sick— mahnoor (@theavatarslove) November 25, 2020
it’s cute Lorde is in Antarctica and all.. good for her.. but imma need her to stop playing and release a song.. a snippet... anything,..— seb’s cancelled era 😔 (@7johnniboy) November 25, 2020
lorde i pray for the album release amen— blosem (@mpldblossom) November 25, 2020
me reading lorde writing about feeding penguins in antarctica pic.twitter.com/LteNRcPoNf— yalitza apariciosus (@dunevillenuve) November 25, 2020
The way she really wrote a book after this Antarctica trip & is then donating the profits of its sale for SCHOLARSHIP for science studies in climate changes — MY HEART JUST EXPLODED!!!— votre altesse (@AysaNovira) November 25, 2020
Literal queen of this century 👑 @lorde pic.twitter.com/ZqPfwIOzyq