This life-affirming tribute to loved ones invokes a seize-the-day attitude to counter personal loss. Standing At The Sky's Edge's preoccupation with mortality was prompted partly by the death at 37 of Tim McCall, guitarist with Jarvis Cocker's solo band and an old friend of Hawley's. "I don't want to talk about it overly," he told Mojo magazine. He used to go out with my sister. His daughter was two weeks old. He was walking upstairs carrying a baby blanket and a cup of tea. He tripped… Because of my age, that started me thinking where do we all go?"