Tottenham’s rising artist common goldfish is back again with ‘On The Sidelines’, the first single from his debut EP. The track is a lively mix of psychedelia, punk, and indie, combining old-meets-new sounds with playful guitar riffs and upbeat vibes.
Despite its energetic nature, the song carries a deeper message. common goldfish believes that people are spending too much time in their own online worlds, being fed information by algorithms that can push us further apart. ‘On The Sidelines’ serves as an upbeat call for people to come together through music and celebrate real-life interactions.
On The Sidelines’ captures the spirit of a psychedelic summer while firmly rooting itself against the backdrop of London culture. It’s a fun, feel-good track that touches on bigger themes of loss of connectedness and increasing division online, reminding us of the importance of creative expression and shared experiences.