Video Premiere: Happy New Tears »Where The Willow Weeps«

Channeling the folk histories of ancient sites and enchanted woodland: No Shade collective affliated Happy New Tears creates surreal landscapes at the mercy of intense emotional states in her debut music video.

Blending sci-fi sonics with infectious and ethereal vocal melodies, »Where The Willow Weeps« is a meditation on in-vain attempts to repress emotions that can’t be resisted and the cathartic release that can come from accepting these unavoidable feelings. »The Latin derivative of the word emotion literally stands for energy in motion. This song is my attempt to articulate this sensation of an emotional purge that occurs within you and the release you feel as it happens« – Happy New Tears

The video, directed by Ouroboros, the director-duo consisting of Jeremy Carne and Nikolas Kasinos frames Happy New Tears within staggering natural landscapes, metaphorically emulating the powerful emotions the song alludes to.

Produced, written and performed by Happy New Tears
Co-produced by Ludwig Wandinger 
Mixed and mastered by Sin Maldita 

Directed by Ouroboros 
Cinematography: Diego Gardo
1st AC: Ali Farrokhian
Production and post:  Ouroboros Studio
Stylist: Diego Martinez 
Makeup: Eavan Derbyshire 
Braids: SoShawn 
Props: Miriam Woodburn, Niklas Jeroch
Colourist: Andrea Gomez 
Production assistant: Oscar Maio
Photography: Christopher Bouchard
Artist logo: Ludwig Wandinger

Special thanks to House Of Base, Seba Stolarczyk, Olivia Ballard, Elodie Carstensen and Schmiede Bosslau


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