Phillip Phillips Behind The Light Album Out May 19

Phillip Phillips announces his sophomore album, Behind the Light, will come out on May 19th.

Check out the press release below.

Platinum-selling recording artist and AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will release his sophomore album, Behind The Light, May 19th on 19 Recordings/Interscope Records. Recorded in New York City, Behind The Light was produced by Gregg Wattenberg and includes Phillip’s new single “Raging Fire” which is currently #17 at Hot AC radio and garnering raves from the press with Billboard stating the song “sets a few unexpected sparks flying.” The video for “Raging Fire” was shot in Chicago recently and will be available soon.

Phillips will head to Dallas next week to perform “Raging Fire” on CONAN April 1st. The show is broadcasting live from Dallas’ Majestic Theater in advance of the NCAA Final Four®. Tune in Tuesday, April 1st to TBS (11pm/10pm central).

One of the biggest singles of 2012, the quadruple-platinum “Home” announced Phillip Phillips as a singer/guitarist of both rare authenticity and massive pop appeal. Centering on the American Idol season 11 winner’s rich, raspy vocals and masterful guitar skills, “Home” served as the lead single from The World from the Side of the Moon – a platinum plus-selling album that debuted #4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and #1 on the Billboard Rock Album chart upon its November 2012 release. Phillips’s widely acclaimed debut also features the platinum single “Gone, Gone, Gone” and the Phillips’ penned “Where We Came From,” as well as a host of numbers that flaunt the 23-year-old Georgia native’s songwriting chops. Phillips spent most of 2013 on the road – with Matchbox 20, headlining a college tour and he brought his rootsy brand of rock-and-roll to arenas around the country as the opening act for singer/songwriter superstar John Mayer’s Born and Raised tour. Phillips just wrapped up his first headline tour of Canada.
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  • BehindTheLight

    So excited! I love the title! May 19th can’t come quick enough. :) Hoping this photo was from the album photoshoot.

  • CanadianLady

    Very nice!

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Another “odd” name that invokes a lot of imagery.
    I dig it!))
    Very curios to hear what Phillip has got in store for us this time.

  • girlygirl

    Out just in time for him to perform on the AI finale :)

  • BluSky

    Soooo excited!! And I hope Creatures is on the album!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdja7CQm_lo&feature=youtu.be

  • http://www.jmsporthorse.com naturallivng

    Phillip has one more Canadian concert – Tonight in Vancouver BC
    Which I managed to get front row seats very reasonably :)

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    Awesome….he is fantastic live…Saw him two times w/JM here in Argentina :)

  • P2’s Payola

    He said he had his whole band be part of the recording process and so it sounds like a band album. His bandmates have a distinctive flavour/style of music. That makes me think cohesiveness will not be a problem.

    I hope “Come Away” made the album. A lullaby for troubled souls. It is a quiet, introspective, soothing melody.

    I am curious about the album art. P2 did not want his face on the album 1 hence he is looking down on the cover. I wonder if the second one will have his face.

    It would be nice if he opened in top 5 on the opening week. Coldplay needless to say will win that top spot. Hopefully like his label mate Imagine Dragons his album will have legs.

    I wonder if he will open for another big name or headline his own shows.

    The weeks of slow unfolding of this chapter in his career are going to be a delight to follow.

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    Ahhhhhh….me too!!!!!

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    That’s my song, hope it’s make the album :)

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    You were missed in the number thread :)

  • P2’s Payola

    Watching him get into his music is the most fun part of the concert. It is palpable- he loves what he does !

  • BluSky

    “The weeks of slow unfolding of this chapter in his career are going to be a delight to follow.”

    Can’t agree more!!

  • macfae

    I hope you’ll let us know how you enjoyed it.

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    Phillip Phillips new album Behind The Light will be released in CANADA
    on May 19th via Universal Music Canada
    http://ventsmagazine.com/phillip-phillips-to-release-behind-the-light-may-19/

  • macfae

    I’m excited to finally have a date and less than 2 months away. I’m cool with that. Plus we’ll get the video in the meantime and some appearances and who knows, maybe a few gigs. His management has certainly done a good job of keeping him visible so far. .

  • jcabby

    If “Raging Fire” is an example of how good the songs for this album will be, I’ll purchase it. Can’t wait to listen to previews of it. Go Phillip!

  • Madilo

    I really hope he performs on Idol final, it’d be so cool !

  • BluSky

    Would be very cool!! But I doubt it. He already performed Raging Fire, and there will be no new singles any time soon:)

  • jayidrocks

    I´m still a little sceptical about a spring release. Usually May doesn´t bring the best sales. October would be better.
    But anyway I´m excited for the Album and also hoping, that “Come away” is on it. The song has a bit the vibe of “Tell me a story”, which was is one of my favourite songs from the first album.

  • Madilo

    So very excited about this album Behind The Light !!!
    Bring the A game Phillips, we’re ready :) Coldplay is getting that #1 though.

  • Madilo

    He can perform a medley, a little of Raging Fire and the supposed potential second single.

  • BluSky

    Phillip needs new music to be able to continue to tour in the summer. He’s been touring non-stop for over a year now, he can’t continue with the same old stuff.

  • Madilo

    Phillip Phillips to Release Sophomore Album “Behind the Light” on May 19

    “Phillip Phillips has given us “Fire”…now, he’ll bring us Light. The singer has announced that his sophomore album, called Behind the Light,
    will arrive May 19. The first single, “Raging Fire,” is already
    moving up the chart; the video, shot recently in Chicago, will be out
    soon.

    The singer will perform “Raging Fire” on Conan on Tuesday, April 1, live from Dallas’ Majestic Theater.”
    Read On ABC News Radio: http://abcnewsradioonline.com/music-news/2014/3/28/phillip-phillips-to-release-sophomore-album-behind-the-light.html#ixzz2xIWL1Hzv

  • Eilonwy_has_an_emu

    Last year, a high mucky-muck at Interscope interviewed about how if you want a nice big holiday sales rally for an artist who isn’t a classic or a mega-star (or an Idol debut), an album needs to have been one of the big summer albums. This surprised me, but it does seem to work: the must-have album of summer is the stocking stuffer. So you get a lower opening week with a May launch but less rampant competition and — if all goes well — a better build into the holidays.

  • Madilo

    “Hopefully like his label mate Imagine Dragons his album will have legs.”

    Like his debut album, it had great legs too :)

  • Madilo

    I want him to do TV shows like Ellen before the album release but i don’t think he’ll.

  • jayidrocks

    Yes, good argument :).
    And maybe there are some other potential singles on the album, which can help the sales. I remember the time, when Phillip performed on the Superbowl. It seemed there was some new song , but he wasn´t ready to perform. But “Raging Fire” was written later. so there must have been an other new song considered as a single.

  • Madilo

    Phillip Phillips @Phillips
    Hey everyone! Excited to say that my sophomore album is named ‘Behind The Light’. It’s going to be released May 19th! Get ready!!!!!

  • BluSky

    I would send him to any other TV shows instead. He needs more exposure to other audiences :)

  • Madilo

    I love black friday sales, it helped Phillips last time, so i’m hoping for the same this year :)

  • #RagingFire

    He can appear on Idol as well as other TV shows. Phillip’s never had a problem with guesting on talk shows. I’m sure Interscope scheduled the release to coincide with the Idol finale, knowing that it will give him a boost with first week sales. He can perform with one of the finalist, like Carrie Underwood did with Lauren Alaina and like Fantasia did with Josh Ledet.

  • jayidrocks

    That would be great. But with which of this years contestants he could blend? Maybe Jessica ?

  • BluSky

    To begin with, I would love for Phillip to perform on AI and everywhere else! That’s not the question. But Fantasia and Josh Ledet were similar in their screaming styles. Carrie Underwood and Lauren Alaina voices blend well too. Who from the current season do you think could perform with Phillip? And also, Phillip is not a “duet” type of a guy:)

  • Madilo

    I prefer him performing his song, just that lol but if i can’t have it, i’ll take the duet better than nothing.

  • Madilo

    With Alex and the buzz will be assured, people will talk about twins performing together lmao (i’m joking).

  • BluSky

    haha! :)) good joke, just imagine them together :))

  • Incipit

    Why not? They both sing Damien Rice.

  • Madilo

    But would it help Alex to be compared to Phillips ?

  • #RagingFire

    Alex Preston had tweeted Phillip not too long ago, saying it was great meeting him and asked how he was doing. I thought that was interesting, since Alex had already tweeted him when they first met earlier in the month. Phillip has done duets with Elise Testone and Jessica Sanchez that were very popular.

  • Incipit

    IDK, I thought you guys were looking for what they had in common.

  • BluSky

    Yes, Phillip did duets on AI, but that’s only because he HAD to!
    Alex Preston? I like him a lot. Phillip and Alex are both very creative artists. They are both unique in their own ways. But their styles are very different. Their energy is different. They can appreciate each other’s talent, BUT I just don’t see them duetting at all, sorry.

  • http://www.jmsporthorse.com naturallivng

    I will – very excited! My favourites do not come to the North West very often!

  • BluSky

    Here we go – April 1st!

  • girlygirl

    Lots of artists tour right before they put albums out. They play songs off the upcoming album as a way to preview the album and/or test out the songs.Kris is doing that right now. Maronn5 did it before releasing either their last album or the one before that, etc. Isn’t Phillip playing any of his new stuff on this Canadian tour? So he could have easily done the same thing on a summer tour if the album hadn’t been released yet.

  • Lori

    Wait! Isn’t the world from the side of the moon considered behind the light? ;)

  • P2’s Payola

    Well.. he did not say Dark Side of the Moon but then again he did not Not say Dark side of the Moon ;)

  • BluSky

    Phillip has been touring much more than some other artists. He has been all over North America as well as some South America, singing the same stuff (at this point of his career the list is still short). You can imagine that after 1.5 years of singing same songs over and over again he might feel a little tired of that.

    Also, people won’t come to hear the same concert twice, even if Phillip adds a new song here and there. While Phillip has some new covers on his setlist, he mostly wants and loves to play his own music and he wants to be known as an artist making good music (and not as a cover band).

    Phillip loves to have fun performing, and if he wants to release new music and play it on tour – I am for it! Bring it on! :))

  • Spencer Cron

    YAY! I love his music! I hated him on American Idol until about Top 5 week. I loved his whole last album

  • BluSky

    he gave us raging fire, in May we’ll see what’s behind that light:))

  • #RagingFire

    Lol, I was approaching it more from the perspective of 2 musicians playing music and jamming together – which Phillip loves to do. Not necessarily a “duet” in the sense of them standing up there and singing to each other. For example, I can see Alex playing guitar and singing on Raging Fire.
    I’m just throwing that out as a possibility, since I doubt Interscope came up with 5/19 without any consideration to the Idol finale.
    A performance exposure is worth more than not having one.

  • ADRIANAARG1980

    I know it is off topic, but this is AWESOME!!!
    Phillip Phillips – Kamloops, BC – Covers Mash-Up!: http://youtu.be/JNJLVjVfe-s

  • Madilo

    I’m sure you’ll end up buying it, he rocks !

  • P2’s Payola

    A goosebump moment in Vancouver tonight.

    P2s instagram “Cool moment during ‘Tell Me A Story’ tonight. Such a great crowd. Didn’t even ask them to do that”

    http://instagram.com/p/mHUsdNQ-NZ/

  • Madilo

    “All i do is win win no matter what…” :)
    Never get tired of this mashup :)

  • Madilo

    Really cool of them to do :)
    This tour was great, the canadian crowds were awesome.

  • P2’s Payola

    Thank you ! We were indeed great ;))) !

  • Madilo

    Do you think Behind The Light will be available for pre-order ? in april, or early may ?

  • P2’s Payola

    My very uneducated guess is, probably mid April.

  • Madilo

    Don’t even know Conan, the audience has to be small lol

  • cheese

    I think it might be up in time for the Conan appearance on Tuesday.

    Most national TV happens the week of the album release, so I was surprised he was even doing this appearance for Raging Fire. It would make more sense if the album is available for pre-order at that time.

  • Madilo

    Maybe they’ll make it available and release the video of Raging Fire at the same time, would be awesome.

  • Madilo

    I hope there’s a studio version of Creatures, i love it so much.
    He said maybe 11 or 12 songs on the album. It has to be the standard one right ? The Deluxe one has more songs.

  • Anny_nanny

    I like this song, but I’m going to wait the official announcement of the track-listing.

  • Anny_nanny

    off topic )))

    PHILLPHILL.com @PhillPhillcom
    Phillip @Phillips with fans last night in Vancouver. Long day, but he still came out to sign autographs. #Respect pic.twitter.com/pJ8Fm920W8

  • P2’s Payola

    Edit: Sorry did not realize was posted in the headlines thread but it is so lovely, I am not deleting it.

    Here is the magical moment from Vancouver.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ydHp0ulXLI&feature=youtu.be

  • jcabby

    I bet you’re right :)

  • OnTheDownLow

    P2 makes all the right moves.

  • macfae

    the “somewhere over the rainbow” line at the very end made it even sweeter.

  • macfae

    Conan is on TBS and according to tvbythenumbers, his shows average around 700,000 viewers per night.

    So yeah, not big numbers but a young demo

  • Happyhexer

    Kinda makes sense to me. If the average person is buying music as a gift, he or she is likely to gravitate toward an album they have heard positive things about (or heard songs from), which would be more likely for an album that has been out for a little while, rather than one that is just released . . .

  • Madilo

    You think so ? what for example ?

  • Madilo

    Not big but better than nothing lol
    I want Ellen, Jimmy, etc. but i think he’ll do them during the album release.