Phillip Phillips played at the Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio, last Saturday, November 9.
After his usual high-energy set, Phillips surprised the lucky audience when he debuted a brand new song during the encore.
Playing by himself and accompanied only by his guitar, the short song has a delicate, mournful melody and dark, haunting lyrics. The video was captured by a fan at the show. “Ghostly Man”, as the fans have unofficially titled the song, is not the first song Phillips has debuted while on tour. Last year he debuted “Take Me Away” during a performance at a radio show, and during his solo tour earlier this year, he played at least two or three, so far unreleased and unnamed songs.
The beautiful, fan-given title comes from a line in the song:
“…A ghostly man, you cannot see
I’m dead to you as you are to me”
If this moving song (as well as all the other new, unreleased ones) is any indication, Phillips’ next album will showcase even more the deep, darker style of song writing that was evident in many of the songs he wrote for The World From The Side Of The Moon.
Check out the full set list, video and audio of the song below!
Set list for the night: