‘Waiting on the Sidelines’ is the latest single from old school soul man LEE FIELDS. You’ll remember that last year all the best soul media enthused about his wonderful album, ‘Sentimental Fool’ and this ‘Waiting on the Sidelines’ is very much in the same mode as the album. That’s to say it’s a mournful ballad of loss – a man who “walks alone… lost at sea… and always waiting on the sidelines” for love and romance. The song poses the question often raised by classic southern soul sides… why does something so sad sound so good? That’s the magic of soul, I guess.
Anyway, ‘Waiting On The Sidelines’’ is a new song (but it could’ve come from the 60s) and it’s good to go via Daptone. The vinyl 45 release features a limited release, 2022 song, ‘You Can Count on Me’ on the flip.