balancing act, at times sexual, emotionally intense and comforting. The
album features Daughn’s strongest songwriting yet, with lyrical subject
matter that shares a kinship with writers Raymond Carver and Donald Ray
Pollack. The music here combines with those lyrics to widescreen effect,
and Carnation feels filmic in its execution: It evokes, and in many
ways pays homage to, the works of Tim Burton, Pier Paulo Pasolini, and
John Waters. Read more about Carnation here.