Gothic folk songstress Aldous Harding has unveiled a new video for ‘Stop Your Tears‘, the haunting opening song from last year’s self-titled debut.

The musician, who recently relocated to Melbourne, co-wrote the ambiguous clip with director Martin Sagadin.

Film across her hometown of Christchurch and Lyttelton in NZ, the clip cuts between swamp-marsh scenes and a masked Aldous prancing around a house. Clearly deranged, her alter-ego’s motivations are unclear and unnerve as a result. Muddy and saturated, Harding and a blonde woman caress each other in the tall river reeds, obviously traumatised but perhaps unsure why.

Harding’s highly emotionally charged whispering vocals play out over a slow finger picking melody.  “I will never marry my love,” she croons in the opening line, “I will die waiting for the bells.”

The clip comes on the back of her first ever headline tour of Australia (our review), and Aldous has one more show at the Junk Bar in Brisbane on Friday 11 September. Tickets can be found here.

Her self-titled record is out via Spunk Records.