New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde will publish a photo book about her 2019 trip to Antarctica next year, United Press International reports.
The singer known for her 2013 hit single “Royals” made the announcement on Tuesday in an email to her fans, writing, “The continent 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.”
Lorde made her voyage to the icy continent last year with friend Harriet Were.
“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 again,” Lorde said.
The Guardian reports that Lorde said the trip wasn’t “always fun, exactly.”
“It’s so clearly not an environment fit for humans to inhabit,” she said. “The sheer effort it takes me to stay alive for five days while the continent does its best to expel me is exhausting.”
Going South is slated for publication next February. Profits from the sales will go to the government agency Antarctica New Zealand, which promotes the environmental protection of the continent.
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and regular contributor to NPR.