First look at the 'moody' new video for Cheryl Cole's emotive power ballad

Here's Cheryl Cole as you've never seen her before in her solo guise – down tempo, and belting out a power ballad in the emotive video for her new single The Flood.

In the video the Geordie beauty is pictured alone in a remote cottage overlooking a stormy ocean.

She's also filmed lighting a candle and as a sad mermaid at the bottom of the sea.

The Flood is the second single to be released from Cheryl's new album Messy Little Raindrops. It's out on January 3.