Phillip Phillips 3rd Single is “Where We Came From” (AUDIO)

Phillip Phillips announces “Where We Came From” as the 3rd single from his debut album, The World From The Side of the Moon.

The tune, co-written by Phillip Phillips and Jon Green is set to head to triple a radio on July 15.

The World From the Side of the Moon has sold more than 900K copies. Phillip is getting ready to head out on a summer tour opening for John Mayer.


Check out the song below.

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  • jpfan2

    The co-writer Jon Green seems to be one of those guys that works on a lot of reality show discs. I see credits for Oily Muirs and Kim Locke. I like the song and hope it does well.

  • TheOther

    Where We Came From (Phillip Phillips, Jon Green) – “I wrote this with Jon Green, from London. Such a nice, awesome guy. I showed him an idea I had, a funky guitar part, and I was thinking of making it a bigger song–but once we got to the chorus, he kind of brought it down and made it a little more mellow. And I enjoyed that. It’s catchy, but lyrics-wise, it’s got some good meaning to it. It’s got darker lyrics.”

    Phillip really seems to enjoy playing WWCF at his concerts and it always leads to a long jam session.

  • tigervixxxen

    I was hoping Man in (on?) the Moon, one of my faves from the album. But this isn’t a bad choice. I like Phillip’s mellowed and darker side.

  • Madilo

    I hope this song does well, it’s a cool song !! Hold On is my jam though

  • tucker davis

    Yeah, this is one P2 really enjoys playing live. He adds so much more to it than the recorded version. I like the meaning of it for a new artist.

  • andy

    I really like this, but definitely not as “radio” friendly as his previous two choices.

  • girlygirl

    This might give us the first real indication of Phillip’s songwriting ability in terms of commercial/radio appeal, since he had no hand in writing either of his first 2 singles.

  • CanadianLady

    Not what I expected, but I like it. It’s catchy, different, and relatable.

  • Lori

    One of my favorites since I first heard it as the free download with the pre-order. Thanks P2. I’m happy ;)

  • usedtobelucy

    Well, they really needed to get a Phil-written song here, so good, cause this suggests to me that everybody involved probably knows that.

    If he’s going to get past these first few hits-written-by-others and really get cred as the kind of “true musician” he aspires to be, he’s got to show serious writing chops,sooner rather than later, including in the yep-they’ll-play-this-on-the-radio kind of way, in my opinion.

    Here’s hoping this song is another winner for him.

  • tucker davis

    Here’s a fun live performance where he starts the crazy dancing/jamming to this song:

  • Lori

    That’s my video :) Crazy dancing starts at the 4 minute mark. Don’t miss it! LOL

  • maymay

    It is a nice choice. The label wants to play the safe card. Man On The Moon is moody and non catchy. Get Up Get Down is too sexy. Only Where We Came From and Can`t Go Wrong have the vibe of Hmoe and GGG for lyric and melody. Where We Came From is made for HAC and AC which are Phillip`s radio base currently. It is co-written by Phillip. Hope Alternative radio will play it.

    The boy next door is Phillip`s public image made by Home and GGG so the label must want to keep it again and again. But I still hope Get Up Get Down has a chance in the future.It is a potential hit, and shows Phillip`s sexy side.

  • M.J. Mac

    Kind of disappointed…would have preferred Man on the Moon or Hold On, but I do think that WWCF grows on you & it seems to be one of the songs that he really enjoys performing.

  • sdmama

    My money was on Get Up Get Down, but I like this song, too. Funky start, the nice catchy chorus, I like this a lot.

    It is quite amazing how many songs I really like in his album. Besides this, I love GUGD, , Can Go Wrong, So Easy, Home and GGG. That’s a lot of songs in single album. Plus I think he really knows how to pick a single that resonates with large audience over radio.

    Can we have So Easy as fourth single out of the album for variety, please? Too soon?

  • Derrick Johnson

    Apparently radio is ready for this song …

  • macfae

    This was not even on my short list for #3….but just as you said, the album has a lot of good songs in it. I like It it is great live and I think it sounds radio friendly.

  • girlygirl

    Lol, very few albums get more than three singles. If everything goes well, by the time this song runs its course, they should be looking at releasing the lead single off album #2. :)

  • EB

    I would have gone with Hold On or Can’t Go Wrong. WWCF doesn’t seem like a hit. I’ve never found it to be a very lyrically cohesive song and it’s somewhat repetitive on top of that. I hope it does well regardless!

  • LongKissGoodnight

    That is the song I always forget actually exists.
    Probably because I like the verses, but the chores as far as I am concerned is “something-something, inspirational words over the hook”…
    And I agree with the previous poster that it is lyrically incoherent. One mood & message for the verses, another for the chores.
    I of course wish it the best anyway.
    But, not particularly exited for this one.

  • springboard2

    It’s a good song, and the verses have the Phillip’s jazzy touch. As a single, I don’t know how it will do. I think that it is well suited to AAA, but I am not sure about HAC and Top 40.

    Personally, I prefer the jazzy songs, but I am not US radio…

  • Anny_nanny

    I was trying to purchase Phillip’s album on Amazon, but I saw:
    “We could not process your order. The sale of MP3 Downloads is currently
    only available to US customers. Please refer to the terms of use of the
    MP3 store to determine the geographical restrictions.”

  • Madilo

    it has to be AAA ,they look to like Phillip lol

  • Mia

    “Where we came from “is a very interesting way to talk about a broken personal relationship. To dial it back in time and ignite the good memories. I love that he does not write cheesy lyrics.

    I have very modest expectations for it. I am hoping for top 5 on AAA. Everything after that is gravy.

  • thirdtime

    I’ve never listened to Phillip’s whole album so I just listened to this song now to see what his next single will be – I like it, it’s catchy. Although I don’t like it quite as much as Home and Gone, Gone, Gone – GGG was my favorite so far.

  • Happyhexer

    I may be misremembering, but didn’t the label or Phillip float this as the first single from the CD (besides “Home,” of course) a while ago? I have a very faint memory of it being suggested before/around the time the CD came out. And yes, I know Phil originally wanted “Drive” rather than “Home” as his first single. But I remember this song being floated as a single possibility at some point.

    So, color me unsurprised. I would have preferred “Get Up Get Down,” especially since the upbeat groove would’ve made a great summer song. But I like “Where We Came From,” and I prefer it over “So Easy.” Like other posters, I love “Man on the Moon,” but I have doubts whether it is sufficiently radio-friendly. In any event, I don’t think WWCF will be a big hit, but hopefully it will do well enough.

  • wordnerdarchie

    In case this link got lost I’ll repost it. (Note the incorrect information about singles sold, lol).–phillips/

  • Madilo

    IT’s not incorrect, what are you talking about ?
    Over 900K singles sold is true lol

  • wordnerdarchie

    Haha, nothing like downplaying the total, but I guess you are correct in that observation.

    It was just shocking since you usually see over-exaggerations in those kinds of notices.

  • Madilo

    they rounded the sales i don’t think they’re downplaying them, in the contrary they would overplay them if it was possible lol

  • wordnerdarchie

    Oh, am I misreading? I thought they meant P2s total singles sold of all tracks and since Home is over 4million and GGG doing well, definitely understating, but I guess you’re thinking they’re only mentioning GGG.

  • Madilo

    Yes it’s only for GGG of course, how would they forget the best selling single ever released by an American Idol ? LOL

  • wordnerdarchie

    But why? That’s why I said they understated it. Makes no sense to me. Whatever…. don’t know why I even pointed that out, not a P2 fan. But if you want it downplayed, all right with me. ;)

  • tucker davis

    P2’s crazy dancing looks like a little kid that just discovered music…lol. Very spontaneous and unrehearsed!

  • thirdtime

    That’s one thing I like about Phillip, he never looks like he’s trying too hard or like he even cares how he looks. With everything he does you either like him or not, but he seems like he doesn’t care either way, he’s just having fun with the whole experience.

  • tucker davis

    From local people who know Phillip, your assessment is spot-on.

  • Callumm

    Awesome! Was hoping for that one or A Fool’s Dance as the next single.