Phillip Phillips “Man On The Moon” New Song Debut (VIDEO)

Yesterday, Phillip Phillips debuted a new tune, “Man On The Moon” live in the KDWB Skywalk in Minnesota.

The song is the first track from the American Idol winner’s debut album The World from the Side of the Moon.

The CD will be available everywhere on November 19.

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  • Leandro

    Where’s Errol and his solos? The chord progression of this song would able him to do a great guitar solo. This song needs a hook that would come with Errol’s solo.

  • tucker davis

    Couldn’t get the link to work…but heard it here: definitely interesting!

  • Mike

    Really liked it…have to say it is my favorite from the snippets that I have heard.

  • durbesque

    Surprisingly, I like it.  I always need melodies.  But the words substitute quite well.  And, thank goodness, his enunciator is working, only a word or two not clear.  It’s his crystal clear diction in ‘Home’ that made it suitable for the Olympics. 

  • windmills

    I wasn’t a P2 fan during Idol and I’m still not a fan of his voice but, this is the song that’s run through my head many times over since I heard the album. I doubt it will be a single but, I think it’s a great choice for track 1 on the album. Solid groove, a couple good hooks, and a little bit of that improvisational feel in P2’s vocal even in the studio version. There are poppier and more produced songs on the album but I really appreciated that the opening track was so clearly P2 and not tailored for any mainstream radio format at all.

  • Mike

    Good review from Entertainment Weekly for Phillips album.,,20648031,00.html

  • Anny_nanny

    Wicked Games. I wonder if he played all songs on the album…

  • stargazed

    I do love Phillip’s uniqueness.

  • IrisandLilies

    The chorus to this song as well as the chorus to Wanted is Love are the tunes from the album that run through my head the most.  However, the song snippet that I play over and over again is Get Up, Get Down. 

  • potatorocks

    Finally more than a snippet. Snippet is such an odd word.    I really like this song.  Decided–I am buying the album.

  • OffLeash

    I’m in the minority here it seems. I’ll buy the album, but not for this song, or others similar to this one. I’m not into a “circuitous, brooding”TM EW phase. I hope P2 learns to lighten up and write more inspirational and/or fun songs because in this climate, many of us need it. I agree with RS that he tends to take himself too seriously. Oddly enough, I find P2 more believable in more playful songs. JMO, obviously.

  • Anny_nanny

    I’m ready to give Phillip time to recover from the shock of the first album. Let’s wait.

  • IrisandLilies

    Maybe PP should embrace one of the tried-and-true themes that have made so many of the female singers successful these days:  (1) my ex s**cks, and I am better off without him; (2) I miss / still love my ex and want him back; and (3) I’m a party girl who likes to get drunk and have a good time.  :)

  • OffLeash

    You don’t have to use those themes to write great, successful but meaningful songs. Case in point: Fun. That band is amazing. They manage to convey deep messages, but delivered in a more subtle package instead of P2’s in-your-face lament style. The same can be said of Of Monsters and Men, and others on the AltRock/AAA charts. And I don’t like any of the songs you mention, a la Carly/Taylor or whoever.

  • IrisandLilies

    While I do enjoy listening to “Some Nights” and “We Are Young” on my iPod, I find that there is a disconnect between the lyrics and the music in both these songs.  The melodies are too upbeat for the dark themes embodied in the songs, which almost borders on the offensive for me.  For that reason, when I do listen to both songs, I try to tune out the lyrics. 

  • OffLeash

    I’m the opposite. I tune out P2 on some of his own songs because of the gloomy lament ambiance that I find too depressing, oppressing and heavy. It’s obviously a matter of personal preference. 

  • IrisandLilies

    Thanks for the link.  I wonder if the reviewer was one of Phillip’s critics during the AI season. 

    I found the Southern Cal Music Today review to be the most thoughtful review so far, but that may be because the reviewer is a musician and member of a band.

    The BillBoard review was pretty good, although the score (71) was not.  That’s on the low end of the scores the reviewers have recently given out.  However, it is higher than the scores that were given to Green Day’s and Linkin Park’s recent albums.  I think the fact that BillBoard reviewed Phillip’s album is significant because I was not able to find reviews for Scotty’s or Kris’s debut albums on the website.  There was one for David Cook’s first AI album, but it was not complimentary.

  • standtotheright

    think the fact that BillBoard reviewed Phillip’s album is significant because I was not able to find reviews for Scotty’s or Kris’s debut albums on the website.

    That’s because Billboard only started its big social media/fan-focused content push in the last 2 years or so. There was this period where they were mostly having artists who wanted to visit BB HQ give track-by-track summaries for the site, but then moved on to actual in-house reviews.

    Prior to that, if they had reviews on the site, they were linked from AllMusicGuide. (That review for DCTR actually got 3.5 stars, which is a favorable review; Erlewine is the usual reviewer on the AI beat and is congenitally incapable of avoiding condescension about the albums even if he kind of likes the result.)

    Again, P2 demonstrates a near supernatural ability to be in the right (media)place at the right time.