Just had my first listen.
Great, thought provoking album. Polished, heart felt lyrics - as I would expect from the man that penned such greats as Arms of Mary, Sailing, The Pie and many more.
For me the album is full of hope, humanity and inspiration. Kind of surprised really, I don't know why but I was expecting more melancholia and reflection but no, nothing of the sort - having listened I feel uplifted.
Highly recommend you give it a whirl!