Phillip Phillips Debuts New Song in Valdosta

Last night Phillip Phillips and his band played an incredibly special show in Valdosta, GA.

Georgia is Phillip’s home state and many friends and family attended the show, with some even joining him on stage for certain songs. Phillip’s old band mate, Frederick Williams, also joined the bad on sax for the whole show.

But perhaps the most special moment of the night may have been when Phillip debuted a full new song from his upcoming second album, Behind The Light. The song tells a heartbreaking and intense story of love and torment, very much in the dark vein Phillip has been hinting at when talking about the new album. Musically, the song is heavier as well but as performed last night it still had a delicate guitar arrangement and featured great sax parts and a fantastic trumpet solo. The song was followed by an incredible version of “Where We Came From” which they closed with a brand new, heavier jam. Behind the Light comes out May 19th.

Check out the new song here! What do you think of “Trigger”? Comment below!

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Thanks: @whit_georgia | Chuck Robert | Kelsey

Exclusive interview with Frederick Williams, the ‘Sax Man’

I had the pleasure of interviewing Frederick Williams, the ‘sax man’, he played with Phillip in the studio the past few days. He’s a nice guy, I hope you enjoy this interview. Check out the interview and exclusive audio/photos/videos below!

PPOnline: When did you first start playing Sax?
 ‘First started playing when I was 12 At my dad’s church’

Who are your musical inspirations?
‘Musical Inspiration Mike Phillips’

What kind of music do you listen to today?
‘All kinds really jazz, soft rock and r&b’

Where would you most like to perform?
‘Madison Square Garden’

What hidden talents do you have?
‘Basketball and Video Games’

Do you enjoy writing music and/or lyrics?
‘Never really wrote any thing but like arranging and composing’

What is your most memorable show?
‘Me and Phillip played in Valdosta Ga at a party house lol..’

We know you have a band ‘G&S’ that Phillip performed with in the past, and recently you were in NY recording in the studio with him. Will you continue with your band G&S or will you be performing with Phillip on his new tour?
‘I started playing with G & S at Phillips Homecoming and really enjoy it but if Phillip wants me on tour Im going with him im sure they will understand’

We know you played with Phillip a few years ago, but how did it go in the studio with him the past few days?
‘Being back with Phillip and Ben felt just like old times no pressure just having fun playing music’

One thing you’d like everyone to know about you:
‘I m Glad Phillip is including me in his dream. I really thank him’

Check out Fred’ cover of ‘Home’. That’s beautiful!

Here is an exclusive version of Fred playing solo version of ‘Nice & Slow’
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Photos of Fred

Nice & Slow Cover Fred Williams playing with Phillip.

Phillip’s Homecoming




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