Hailing from Kent, UK, three brothers joined forces to create lotusbliss, the spacious synth-rock project that will leave you simultaneously stunned and ready to move.
“Carpet” comes off their EP A Good Death is a Beautiful Thing and follows their celebrated single “Beautiful Monotone”. Blending rich sonic understanding with melodies that will stick with you, A Good Death is a Beautiful Thing feels like a journey in momentum.
This concept is held within the confines of “Carpet”, which carries an instant catchiness in repetition and settles into a moody distance with the arrival of the vocals. “Why’d you leave me this way?” is a repeated question and thematic crux. The accompanying clip — produced and directed by lotusbliss’ Josh Gauton — takes this idea to a whole new level with a high-stakes cinematic kidnapping conflict.
There’s chase, there’s a slow-motion high-anxiety fight-scene, and there’s a cliffhanger. What more can I say? The song might hold an uneasy subtext — particularly in the blast-off into a whole new instrumental magnitude at the end — but the video brings this tenfold. Stark lighting matches the pulse of the bass and lack of concrete conclusion matches the haze. This is an understated anthem to the big emotions.