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Lorde Visited Antarctica, Calls the Continent Cooler Than the VMAs & Met Gala

Lorde wrote an essay for Rolling Stone about her trip to Antarctica in February of 2019 and her experience while in the remote continent.

“I’ve been obsessed with Antarctica since I was a kid.” she wrote. “Antarctica’s high drama compelled me. I had to see it before it was too late. And because I’m a pop star, and the world is extremely unfair, I made a few calls, got several dozen booster shots, and I was off in search of the end of the world.”

“It’s very, very white, everywhere you look. There are hundreds of thousands of penguins. But there are also beautiful rocky beaches, which on a sunny day make you feel like you could have a cheeky swim, until you remember the salt water is at a temperature below freezing. You have to wear sunglasses, every single day. My pen froze in my bag. I peed into a bottle in the middle of an ice shelf, fully clothed, using a green plastic instrument called, unspeakably, a Pstyle. I ate so many dense, sweet energy bars I thought my teeth might fall out,” she continued.

“I stayed for five days, pitching a tent and camping outside, belaying on an ancient glacier, cruising in a helicopter looking for whales with a terse German scientist named Regina. I made a handful of calls home on an old landline — that was the closest I got to my phone. It’s an incredible place. I used to think the Met Gala was cool, or the VMAs. But there’s literally nothing cooler than Antarctica,” she added.

She added, “Scientists I met down there who had been making the trip south for 40 years pointed out parts of the Ross ice shelf they witness melting faster and farther every year.”

If you missed it, Lorde was recently photographed for the first time in a while with her boyfriend!

Lorde Announces Photo Book 'Going South' & Fans Are Freaking Out

Lorde just surprised fans with a big announcement through her newsletter.

The 24-year-old singer, who has been away from social media and working on her next album, revealed that during the pandemic, she’s also been working on a photo book which highlights her 2019 trip to Antarctica.

“I’m here in your inbox because I have exciting news,” Lorde teased, before shooting down hopes that it was news about her album. “Not that news. Don’t get too excited.”

Lorde went on to open up about what the book is and what it means to her.

“When I went to Antarctica, I hadn’t ye 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 adds, “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.”

Read the full letter below:

After the letter was sent, fans took to social media to react to the news, and just within minutes, it was sold out.

However, you can still pre-order a copy of “Going South” straight on Lorde’s website, but be warned, it will not arrive in time for Christmas.

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Lorde Reveals Part Of Why She Stepped Away From Social Media & The Public Eye

Lorde is getting candid on why she chooses to step away from the social media side of life.

During an feature with Interview magazine, in which she talked to Cazzie David, the 23-year-old Kiwi musician says that stepping away from Twitter, Instagram brought her back to life.

“Part of what made me peace out on social media, apart from feeling like I was losing my free will, was the massive amounts of stress I was feeling about our planet, about systemic racism, and about police brutality in this country,” Lorde confessed.

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Earlier this year, Lorde did return periodically to social media to share with fans that she was still alive and speak out on the important issues, like police brutality.

Apart from also teasing new music, Lorde made major headlines after stepping out with Justin Warren, a 41-year-old Universal Music executive, who many have thought to be her boyfriend.

If you missed it, Cazzie opened up about how she felt seeing ex Pete Davidson move on and get engaged to Ariana Grande so fast. Here’s what she said…

Lorde Photographed for First Time in Months, Packs on PDA with Justin Warren

Lorde is rarely seen out and about and the last documented photos we personally have of her are from back in 2018, with fan sightings happening as recently as 18 months ago.

The 23-year-old entertainer was seen linking arms and kissing her rumored boyfriend, Justin Warren, a 41-year-old Universal Music executive.

DailyMail has photos of the pair together in Auckland, New Zealand from this week.

Back in 2016, Justin denied dating Lorde, saying, “Ella and I have worked together for years and we’re good friends. Any rumours of us being ‘a pair’ are ridiculous.” They’ve never confirmed their relationship.

Lorde actually just made a rare appearance on her social media too and appeared to tease something coming soon! Stay tuned as we learn more.

Lorde Teases She's Going to Give Us Something in Rare Return to Social Media

Lorde is possibly hinting at her long-awaited new music!

The 23-year-old Pure Heroine singer teased something to come in a series of Story posts on Instagram on Wednesday (October 7) encouraging everyone to vote in her homeland of New Zealand.

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“Hey. Are u from New Zealand? I am. If you’re 18+, it’s time to VOTE!” she wrote.

“We know we live in a special place. And adding all of our voices to the conversation, speaking up for communities or organizations that mean something to us – that’s what helps keep it that way,” she continued, providing a link to Vote.nz for more information and calling out the End of Life Choice Bill and the Cannabis Legalization and Control bill for people to research.

“This was honestly incredibly difficult to format and I hope you can repay me with the humble act of VOTING,” she said.

“Do it for our beautiful country and for me. And next year I’ll give you something in return. You got that? Yeah? Ok cool,” she went on to tease.

“Of course I make a motherf–ing typo in my first story in forever. No I’m not fixing it. Sue me!!!” she amusingly noted afterward.

She spoke out over the summer regarding police brutality amid Black Lives Matter protests.

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Lorde Slams 'Systemic Brutality By Police' as Racist

Lorde is supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests across the world against police brutality against black men and women. She sent out a note to her followers explaining her position and offering support.

Lorde said she found the “performative activism, predominately by white celebrities (like me)…frustrating,” and added “that white silence right now is more damaging than someone’s wack protest selfie.”

“So let me be clear, this ongoing systemic brutality by police is racist, it’s sickening and it’s unsurprising,” she said.

Lorde also wrote, “To my black and brown listeners — I’m so sorry this is your reality, that you haven’t had a choice but to be defined by this, to give it your energy. I’m aware of that tax on you. I hope white people you know are doing what they can to ease your load. And I really, really hope systems will change to better protect you.”

Lorde made headlines this month and you can find out why here.

Lorde Deactivates Instagram Account, Fans Think New Music Is Coming Soon!

UPDATE: Lorde’s Instagram account is active again!

Fans think Lorde could be releasing new music very soon, based on this move!

The 23-year-old entertainer deactivated her entire Instagram account just hours after announcing new music is on the way. You can see the deleted page here.

This could be a sign that something is coming very very soon!

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Lorde deactivating her Instagram account is the same as artists deleting all their posts. L3 is coming,” one fan tweeted. “lorde deactivated her insta and she’s coming to heal my soul again,” another wrote.

The last we heard about Lorde‘s upcoming album was at the end of 2019, when she revealed that something tragic happened to her that was impacting the release of the new music.