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.”
Her self-titled record is out via Spunk Records.