London-via-New Zealand trio Popstrangers released their dreamy new album, Fortuna, at the end of last month. Now there’s a Liam Healy-directed video for second single, “Don’t Be Afraid,” which follows a transgender stripper nervously preparing for and then beginning her performance for some leering dudes at a dimly lit club. “The video is about the rush you get after you do something for the first time,” Healy explained to SPIN. “The initial sick-with-nerves feeling, the rejection of your inhibitions and then that final release when you are not afraid anymore.” That idea meshes well with the track itself, which begins with a queasy groove before opening up into airy bliss. Watch below.
Fortuna is out now on Carpark.