'Can Ghosts Be Gay?'

carpetgarden occupies a singular, solitary realm.

Still only 20 years old, the Fresno, California songwriter is brave, bold, fragile voice, one that crosses between different styles and genres.

There's a tender, DIY ethic to their work, one that recalls everyone from Beat Happening through to those early Bright Eyes recordings, or even Sebadoh.

Heart on sleeve, it's emo in the most pure sense, while also making room for electronic leanings, the kind of dazzing, ultra-creative fusion Dev Hynes has made his own.

Sliced together in an evocative, future-fixated fashion, carpetgarden is speaking their truth, one song at a time.

Take new single 'Can Ghosts Be Gay?' - it's about the struggle towards self-acceptance in a hetero-normative society, a song that seeks out a space to call its own.

We're able to share the video, one that finds carpetgarden drifting through this world, a spectral presence within their own life.

Stark and affecting, you can watch it below.

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