, the follow up to previous albums, Late Night Final
, was recorded at Yellowarch Studio in Sheffield, singer/songwriter Hawleys hometown and is a beautiful album, filled with nostalgia, emotion and romance.
The albums orchestral splendour sits alongside earthy rock and roll with songs that are by turns intimate and soaring. Richard Hawley insists his mind is full only with "confused thoughts and Guinness". But when he sings, he does so in a voice thats deep and low, and does not lie. His merciful, wise songs tell of the hearts truths as seen in the dark, revealed by moonlight.
The title track, a string-led, alone-in-a-crowd song, sees Hawleys narrator walk the city at night and name checks an old meeting place for Sheffield, Coles Corner, on the site where John Lewis now stands. Says Hawley "Sheffields couples, lovers, friends, mums and dads or whatever, would meet [there]. Ive always found it quite a romantic notion how many kids in Sheffield are knocking about as a result of a meeting at Coles Corner? Ill meet you at Coles Corner
People still say it, even though it hasnt existed for years. It only exists, really, in the ether."