Phillip Phillips’ New Album Collateral Is Finally Out

Just before midnight on January 19, Phillip Phillips’ new album Collateral was finally released. The celebration from fans across social media has been non-stop, and as of this writing the album is sitting at #12 on the iTunes overall album charts. Phillip shared a beautiful message with fans just before the album dropped reflecting on the struggles and triumphs of the last few years:

“Gonna rest peacefully tonight. I did what was right. Good things happen if you work hard at what you believe in. There are going to be struggles. Fight. Get up & live YOUR life. Listen to it. Feel it. Go with your gut. Thank you for the support & staying with me. Now let’s go!”

And again this morning, Phillip shared a very special video talking about what the release of this album means to him.

Phillip wasted no time to get things going promoting the album, performing “Dance With Me” and “Into The Wild” from Collateral on Fox News early Friday. Errol Cooney, guitar player extraordinaire and a constant musical companion to Phillips in the early years, made a surprise appearance alongside Phillip. Take a look at Phillip and Errol performing “Into The Wild” below!

Don’t wait one more minute to get it, Collateral is available everywhere!

Featured Photo: Jesse DeFlorio

One Week to the Release of Collateral, Phillip Phillips Gives Us Into The Wild

Are you ready? Really ready?
Phillip Phillips has released “Into the Wild,” the closing song from Collateral ahead of the album’s full release next week on January 19.

By far our favourite of the four songs Phillip has released officially, “Into the Wild” is a rousing love song featuring an opening electric guitar that morphs into the most uplifting riff, deep booming drums, and soaring vocals by Phillip. The lyrics evoke a love that is exciting and mysterious, the kind that causes delicious butterflies in your stomach with its promise of adventure, and maybe a little danger. Listening, I was immediately reminded of that feeling you get when you walk into nature that overtakes you with its grandiose, awesome scale — wild, untameable, sublimely beautiful. Its anthemic chorus (and bridge?) is to be sung out loud, hands stretched high into a summer night sky by an ecstatic audience. I predict many such moments in Phillip’s future tours.

I did not think it was possible for us to love a song more than “Miles,” but this is Phillip Phillips in 2018, outdoing himself with each new bit of music he shares with us. And though it feels completely new, we already had had a taste of this song when Phillip debuted it in July 2016 at the Ravinia Festival. The recording on the album achieves something wonderful which is to make the song sound quite open and spacious, and not overly sweet despite having such a feel-good, uplifting melody.

The wait has been long, but it’s just one more week until we get eight more brand new songs from Phillip. We will be “Into the Wild” until then.

If you haven’t yet done so, visit Phillip Phillips’ official site to pre-order Collateral. You can also click here to pre-order or stream Collateral from other digital retailers.
Finally, don’t wait any longer, click here to get tickets to his upcoming Magnetic Tour!

Phillip Phillips Releases New Single Dance With Me

“Dance With Me” is the third single from Phillip Phillips’ upcoming album Collateral. Phillip wrote “Dance With Me” for his wife Hannah for their first dance during their wedding in 2015. As such, it’s perhaps one of the most personal and intimate songs Phillip has released. Since it was used at their wedding, Phillip has performed the song during tour, usually by himself or accompanied by Dave Eggar on cello.

The recording keeps this understated arrangement, with a small string introduction and then piano, drums, strings, bass and guitar throughout. It is a beautiful ballad, a declaration of deep, unconditional love. Before they wed, Phillip and Hannah had been together for several years. The lyrics are a testament to this; they feel steady and mature, marked by life and experience. I think “Dance With Me” feels like a classic already.

Listen to “Dance With Me” below. And click here to pre-order Collateral, out on January 19.

Meeting Phillip Phillips – A Lesson in Selfless Grace

Special post by Andreina Romero, writer for PhillPhillcom.

Last summer, after five years of following his music and career, I finally met Phillip Phillips. The meeting was set up by his tour manager, and took place during a meet and greet session after a show. Phillip’s generosity with his fans is well-known, and during the very early years it was common for him to come out and informally meet fans by his tour bus to take photos and talk. Last year, Phillip and his team started to build the meet and greet experience into most of his shows, which finally gave me the chance to meet him.

Since joining PhillPhillcom in 2013, I have written thousands of words about his albums and concerts. However, no matter how much I have written about and analyzed his music, I still think constantly about what it is about Phillip that makes me and so many fans be deeply invested in his music and career. He is not only immensely talented and gifted with an innate beauty and star quality, he also has an honest and down-to-earth personality that I think people just gravitate to. Even more interesting for me is that despite that enormous talent, there still a sense of depths unexplored, that we have seen and will continue to see the evolution of Phillip as musician and songwriter as he works his way to becoming his full artistic self.

Another big part of the equation of my admiration of Phillip is the thrill of his live performances, which is where his musical ambitions can be seen even more clearly. Known in the mainstream music world for his chart-topping songs like “Home” and “Gone Gone Gone,” Phillip has never been afraid to show to everybody, specially those who may only know the hits, the wide-raging extent of his musical ability. He exudes, and I think, cultivates, this pure enjoyment and excitement of the act of making music itself, the creative high of sharing the stage with top musicians, of exploring songs’ possibilities, of mastering your instrument. I derive huge pleasure from seeing and hearing this, and I am not the only one. Phillip’s shows have become legendary among his fans, many of whom travel hundreds of miles from every corner of the US, and sometimes other countries, to see him play. Attending multiple shows is not uncommon, with some dedicated fans counting shows they’ve attended by the dozens in just 6 short years. 

This was all in my mind when I was about to meet Phillip. The fact that I could, however briefly, have a conversation about music with him was just not exciting, it was a real life dream. Back in 2014, through this site, Pam and I were able to interview his close collaborator and friend Dave Eggar. Dave was unbelievably generous, funny and kind and gave us a great interview. The fact that we had asked questions to this musician we admired so much and had had a conversation of sorts about art and music, overwhelmed me. Tears literally jumped from my eyes as I edited that interview. I knew then and there how realizing a dream feels like, which is just amazing, and addictive. The key to my dream was achieving that conversation, engaging in that exchange of ideas, that intellectual and human connection. I knew that just to have that with Phillip, even for a few minutes, would have been enough for me.

That night, after exchanging the usual hellos, small talk and taking a photo together, Phillip casually asked me if I had my headphones with me as he wanted to show me something. I did a mental check of my bag and realized with horror that no, I did not. While I lamented this, my husband, my eternal savior, said, “oh let me check, I may have mine with me.” He then proceeded to search on his camera bag, pulling ticket stubs, one of our son’s toys, and finally, the long, black cord of his headphones. We handed the headphones to Phillip, who then plugged them into his phone and asked me if he could play me a song.


And just like that I found myself backstage, sitting across Phillip listening to one of his new songs directly from his phone. He apologized a few times saying that it was not the final mix, as if that would in any way diminish the magnitude of the gift he was giving me. He played the song and I listened, trying to concentrate in absorbing every detail of this music I had never heard before but which moved me immediately. I closed my eyes while my son, 6 at the time, came to sit with me holding his newly bought stuffed tiger. All the while Phillip sat there, quietly sipping a glass of wine. The song played out until the end. I would not have found the words to describe it if I had been asked to; it was just too beautiful.

I thanked him profusely and gave him a wedding present for him and his wife Hannah. His tour manager, who had also kindly stayed there and talked to my husband the whole time of the meeting, gave Phillip a little sign to wrap it up. We were the last, and so were they. After what must have been a long tour day, they had stayed and shared with us for several minutes, much more than the normal meet and greet encounter.

It’s been over a year and I have struggled to find a way tell this story, going back and forth between wanting to share it and feeling as though I could never convey how special this was and how thankful I am. I have thought, often, about that song, specially every time Phillip debuted a new one on tour, only to see, with some selfish relief, that nobody else had heard it yet. Phillip’s album, initially scheduled for a late fall 2016 release, was delayed throughout 2017, which also lead me to fear that the song may not even make it to the album, remaining forever the song that I heard but that no other fans grew to know, love and cherish.

However, it is November 2017, and Phillip has finally been able to finish and move forward with the release of his new album. The song, along with some of the ones Phillip has shared with us already, will finally see the light of day. Fans all over the world will download it, listen to it, and suffuse it with their own meaning. Despite all my efforts, my memory of the song has faded. What remains is an impression, a sense of mood and feeling. I am hopeful and afraid of listening to it again — it may never sound as good as it did that night, not because of the song, but because of the circumstances in which I first listened to it, of course.

In the end, the meeting was much more that I could ever had hoped for — to share a piece of unfinished work must make any artist feel incredibly vulnerable. Yet Phillip, in an extremely kind and thoughtful gesture, presented me with that song that night. All these months later, my heart still swells with happiness at the memory. How can I ever repay or honour such a gift? It is very simple, I can’t. And this is because artists, beyond the concrete work that they do, give us gifts that are intangible, hard to quantify and to measure, impossible to return. That night with that song and that wonderful gesture, Phillip also gave me a lesson in selfless grace.

Phillip Phillips’ new album Collateral will be released January 19, 2018. Visit to pre-order it and see details about his upcoming Magnetic Tour.

Phillip Phillips Releases New Song Magnetic, Announces New Album and Tour Dates

I apologise if it may take a moment for Phillip Phillips fans to unpack that title, because all at once earlier today Phillip released a new song, announced the title and release date of his third album and a list of new tour dates!

Simply titled Collateral, Phillip’s third album will finally be released into our hands, and the world, on January 19, 2018. Soon after, on February 9th, Phillip will launch his Magnetic Tour across the US where he will be stopping at some amazing venues along the way. If this wasn’t enough, tied in with the announcement was the release of “Magnetic,” a song Phillip debuted on tour last year. Both “Magnetic” and the album announcement were accompanied by their covers. And though they are quite different in their approach, they do both feature striking images of Phillip with his guitar.

It has been quite a different experience to listen to the studio version of Phillip’s new singles “Miles” and now “Magnetic;” both of which were performed heavily during his summer tour and even earlier shows. Whereas at a show the energy of a song is magnified by the volume, the venue’s acoustics, the crowd, and obviously the presence of the musicians, listening through your headphones to a studio version is about intimacy and the discovery of musical detail and musical choices.

From the start “Magnetic” was a fan favourite, in large part thanks to its mid-tempo, instant sing-along-ability. Though the studio version is not a huge departure from the version we heard live, I was still surprised by a lot of things when I first listened to it: the bright horns opening the song, the beautiful sound of the bass and drums, that extremely well-placed guitar, and a cool effect I still have not been able to figure out. Still the best surprise is at the end, a great bit of backing vocals, by a female singer, which definitely is a departure for Phillip. This is a phenomenal recording in my opinion, and I had goosebumps all over when the full band came in the first time and Phillip’s voice soared effortlessly on the chorus. Also, there is no more avoiding it, this song is dripping in sexiness: it’s a lush, intense, sensual musical metaphor of being near that person who is simply magnetic to us, from the lyrics (“pushing and pulling me”) right to that ending with those battling (in this case) male and female vocals. Also, Phillip’s voice has never sounded more amazing.

I am so happy and excited to hear who “the new Phillip” is (as per his words) on his new album; thankfully today we know we won’t have to wait that much longer.

Follow the links below to get “Magnetic,” pre-order the new album, and see all the tour dates!

Buy or stream Magnetic.
Pre-order Collateral.
And check out the dates for the Magnetic Tour here.