Ah, the good ol’ tug-of-war for power between men and women. It’s a nasty little game both sexes love to get lost in: while embarking on the hunt for love, sex or merely attention, people can suddenly turn into sexy, obsessive or pathetic versions of themselves. The complicated dynamics that unfold between men and women are precisely what you’re swiftly served in Thomas Gaist’s latest video, “Worries”.

Thomas Gaist is a Danish electronic musician merging classical, vocal and dub elements—and if you haven’t heard of him yet, this track will surely pique your interest. “Worries” is a brooding yet emotive work of dub and soul, with Geist’s vocals soaring smoothly above the earthy production (he sounds a bit like a less erratic version of James Blake). It’s a perfect companion to the video: director Anton Iverson has crafted a story with French production company Les Improductibles that elevates the emotive broodiness of the song by tackling the power struggle for sexuality headfirst.

The video features three aging, tired-looking men encountering two mysterious and tantalising young women. Eyes glazed over with lust and wonder, they follow the women, clumsily seduce them and bring them back to their lair to essentially gaze at them, in awe of their beauty. The theme is unabashedly direct in its focus on the male hunt for sex and even uncomfortably so: after all, three older men ‘capturing’ two younger women against their consent touches on sinister ideas. However, according to Iversen, that discomfort is exactly what he intended to convey:

“After living my whole life in Denmark and moving to Paris, I started to see this ‘game’ between the two sexes in a different light. I personally believe that most things that men do are rooted in the desire to have sex with women. The thing is that in this ‘hunt’, we becomes the slaves. As with the three men in the video, we must seek and catch without knowing why. We can never be satisfied, because we feel like animals playing a game.

Basically, what I want to say with the film is that everything I do as a man has no meaning for me. All that I hope for could lead up to a moment when a woman would look at me and smile, give herself to me and love me. That’s what I live for, and in this game I feel lost.”

As Iversen says, the hunt for love and attention is a powerful thing. Sometimes, it makes you feel lost and other times, you feel elated. However, it’s not just a ‘male’ problem: it’s a human one—which is why Gaist’s video for “Worries” is a necessary meditation on the gender dynamics we all feel every day.