Phillip Phillips Rocks Austin City Limits Live, Releases Acoustic Version of Miles

Phillip Phillips made a very special stop last Friday, September 8th, when he performed at the Austin City Limits Live‘s Moody Theater. The day before, Phillip helped members of the Goo Goo Dolls to collect food items for those affected by the storm in Houston before their show in The Woodlands, TX.

Though the show in Austin was (regrettably) not recorded as part of celebrated Austin City Limits PBS series, it was nonetheless a special performance in an already stellar summer tour and stops at some amazing venues.

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Phillip also surprised fans this Friday by releasing an acoustic version on “Miles,” his latest single. The recording features cellist Dave Eggar, who has been touring with Phillip this summer and accompanying Phillip during the acoustic VIP shows. The acoustic version captures the warm energy of those intimate performances — all the better to appreciate the gorgeous melody and moving lyrics of the song. Listen to “Miles” acoustic and follow the links below to purchase the song!

Buy Miles acoustic.
To buy the original version, click here.
Featured photo by Austin City Limits Live.
Gallery photos by PhillPhillSource, Chris Heuer, Austin City Limits Live, and Eliza.

Phillip Phillips Best of the Tour, August Roundup

It’s getting darker in the evenings, but not in the least cooler as Phillip Phillips hot summer tour continues! And there have been so many stories and musical treats that it’s been hard to keep up.

Here are just a few of the best fans and others videos and audio from the last few weeks, check them out! Also, head out to our photo gallery to see some great photos from the summer tour too!

1. “Miles,” Phillip’s moving and perfect new single, was released on August 11th. Here is an spectacular acoustic recording of the song just a few days before its official release.

2. A fan recorded the entire the show in Syracuse, NY. Watch the whole show, or if you must, go to the last song, the unreleased “My Name” to have your face melted and your mind blown.

3. An awesome fan in Boston also did a cool video montage of his entire show.

4. Our friend Susan recorded the full audio of the VIP Meet and Greet and full band set in Orlando – it’s great!

5. And finally, Phillip and his wife Hannah reminisce about the early days. Great and fun interview.

Phillip’s tour with the Goo Goo Dolls Long Way Home tour continues in Jacksonville, FL tomorrow. Take a look at all the upcoming dates here.

Featured photo by Wendy Podmenik Darugar.
Thank you to Hot 97.5/103.9, Elizabeth, goochick22, Susan, and Mix 104.1 Boston.

Phillip Phillips Releases New Single “Miles”

To the joy of Phillip Phillips fans around the world, “Miles,” Phillip’s first single in three years, was finally released this past Friday, August 11. The release of the song, in itself a joyful event for anybody following his career, is particularly emotional as it represents the end of a long legal struggle that had prevented Phillip from putting out any new music and delayed this release for several months. It is truly momentous, making “Miles” a hugely special and significant single.

The choice of “Miles” as the new single came as a big but extremely pleasant surprise for me, since it had been a personal favourite from the moment the song was casually debuted live during a show last summer. The song had become familiar to many fans this year as well as it had also made several appearances on the set list this summer before the announcement was made. This did not in any way detract from the excitement of the announcement, on the contrary, it added to it as “Miles” had already become a favourite not just for me but for many fans.

When singles are released, it usually works the other way around: we get to know a studio version of a song and then crave hearing how its energy will be translated live. With “Miles,” having listened to it numerous times live, the pleasure is in hearing all the creative decisions that went into the studio version — in addition to a proper recording. And what a recording it is, with an impeccable but not overdone production and gorgeous details throughout. The guitar work is delicate and subtle while the drums and bass feel wonderfully organic. Phillip’s voice as well sounds warm and unvarnished, showing a vulnerability we have not heard before. The lyrics are some of my favorites he has written, evoking a deep yearning for peace and release while still finding the strength to believe in a brighter future (“we are fire waiting for a spark”). In an official message from Phillip to accompany the release of song, he said that “Miles” “is about going through change, but not being alone while it’s happening. Just knowing that there is always light after dark.” It’s a bittersweet feeling that the song conveys beautifully — as do many of my favourite songs that Phillip has written.

In a complete departure from the art design from his last album, Behind the Light, the single cover has Phillip facing us directly on a black and white photo, his guitar by his side. The image, as does the song, marks a new beginning, stripping any last hint of self-doubt or need to hide. The wait was long but oh, so worth it — we never had any doubt it would be. Follow the links to listen and to purchase “Miles,” it is available now!

Phillip Phillips’ official site.

Featured photo and album cover photo: Phillip Phillips’ official site and Instagram.