Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Phil Phillips: Home - reviewed.

I’m behind the times on this one, but it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was listening to the radio and I had to do a double take.

I heard a song that sounded eerily similar to the song that played on the trailer for Where The Wild Things Are.

Logic told me this wasn’t possible. The song used in the trailer wasn’t one that got radio play when the movie was actually out in the theatres, so why would it be on the radio now?

The song was called “Home.”

Upon listening to it a few more times it doesn’t sound all that much like the Where The Wild Things Are them. It also doesn’t sound like anything else that is on the radio right now, so it was easy to take notice of.

It turns out the song was by a guy named Phil Phillips. Thankfully the radio personality clued me in to who he was because I had no idea. He’s the latest winner of American Idol. I caught bits and pieces of the season that Scotty McCreery won, but I didn’t see any of last season.

I guess "Home" was originally played during the Olympics, but I didn’t catch it.

It’s a calming, upbeat tune, but, unlike some slower songs that don’t have club beats, the instrumentals in “Home” keep it lively and interesting.

Apparently Phil Phillips broke an American Idol record with the single, selling more digital copies of this song than any of the other previous American Idol winners did with their debut singles.

Not a bad start. I guess we’ll see if he’s a one-hit-wonder or if he’ll keep that momentum going when he releases a full-length album.

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