Phillip Phillips Reveals: Gone Gone Gone is the Next Single

Phililp Phillips confirmed to Yahoo Canada that the next single off of his debut album “The World from the Side of the Moon” will be “Gone Gone Gone,” set to be released next year.  Via Yahoo Canada

“You’re the first to know,” he told Yahoo! Canada Music. “The second single will be ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ [and] it’s a good little love song. Todd Clark and Derek Fuhrmann, they wrote [it] and brought it to me and I thought it was a beautiful song. The more I’ve played it live, the more I’ve made it more my own and people seem to really connect with it and really enjoy it so I’m excited to see how that song’s going to do.”

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UMG continues to make wise decisions in terms of promoting the new record from the American Idol season 11 winner.

“Gone Gone Gone is another engaging, Americana inflected tune from Phillip and a perfect followup to “Home.” Here’s hoping for another massive hit for the young singer.

Phillip performs tonight at the Town Centre in Pickering Canada.  He heads out on tour with Matchbox 20 in January.

  • Kirsten

    Excellent choice. It’s very radio friendly and will make a good follow-up to “Home”.

    They are making all the right moves with this album.

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    My favorite song on the album :)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “You’re the first to know,” he told Yahoo! Canada Music. “The second
    single will be ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ [and] it’s a good little love song.
    Todd Clark and Derek Fuhrmann, they wrote [it] and brought it to me and I
    thought it was a beautiful song. The more I’ve played it live, the more
    I’ve made it more my own and people seem to really connect with it and
    really enjoy it so I’m excited to see how that song’s going to do.”

    P2 is getting much better at spinning that he likes his first two singles even though they aren’t his own compositions. lol I’m sure though that he’s disappointed that one of his own songs isn’t going to be released, since he’s emphasized how singing his own songs is so important to him.

  • jcabby

    “Gone, Gone, Gone” is such a great song. I’m so glad this will be his next release. I’m pretty sure this will be another hit song for Phillip.

  • irockhard

    The best choice to follow up Home. It’s probably also going to be a hit.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    P2 is getting much better at spinning that he likes his first two singles even though they aren’t his own compositions. lol I’m sure though that he’s disappointed that one of his own songs isn’t going to be released, since he’s emphasized how singing his own songs is so important to him.

    Wowza. P2 really has learned to spin the “didn’t write the single” issue. That answer was book-perfect.

    Since he’s in the awkward position that buzz generally treated GGG as a better song than his own compositions — but as a songwriter, he’s gotta want to build his identity on his own writing eventually — I give him bonus points for getting graciousness right. Ideally, his live show will help enthusiasm coalesce around one of his songs for the third single (assuming GGG does well enough to get to single #3).

  • Anny_nanny

    Not a fan of this song, but it’s good.
    Experts tell me what will happen to “Home” on the radio?

  • getaway1

    I hardly doubt Phil is disappointed when he has writing credits on almost all of the songs on his CD and sales of The World From The Side of The Moon have been doing very well.  And for his debut, he got the backing from Jimmy Iovine and Interscope.  BTW Phil is performing a lot of own songs in his shows.

    I think after GGG, Hold On looks like a strong single contender. That is a song that Phil wrote himself.

  • iani

    Really not crazy about it, but hopefully a good choice business-wise. Personally I’m skeptical it’ll be even a moderate hit, I see it on the verge of  Matchbox Twenty kind of playful sound and sort of success they have had with their last tunes, hope to be wrong with my thought. As the song says “When you fall like a statue, I’m gon’ be there to catch you”  Interscope to come quickly and change it in case it goes nowhere. Hopefully the commercial works well and maybe other promos to help it, the PDs of top radio-stations are watching pretty closely the itunes to see how a song is received and really to put it on their playlists. Good luck to Phillip and the new single!

  • IrisandLilies

    Phillip said in an interview that he had input on the arrangements of songs on his album that he didn’t write, so he probably was able to make Gone Gone Gone more like his own song from the beginning.  One reviewer compared the arrangement for Gone Gone Gone to a John Butler Trio song. 
    http://popgoesthecharts.wordpress.com/2012/12/10/single-review-phillip-phillips-gone-gone-gone/
    Phillip has stated several times that the John Butler Trio is one of his musical influences.

    Also, I would imagine that Phillip is now very familiar with the business side of the music industry, and that as a young artist he needs to have a few commercial hits to get his name out there and develop a fanbase beyond AI.  It’s probably the rare young artist who is able to write a commercial hit all on his own without any help from hit songwriters.   

    If Phillip is fortunate enough to have a third single released, I would lean towards Get Up Get Down because it has a great beat or Man on the Moon.   I think Man on the Moon is the 4th most downloaded single from the album after Home, Gone Gone Gone and Wicked Games (which appears only on the Deluxe version).  

  • elliegrll

    I would hope that Phillip knows that a good song is a good song no matter who wrote it.  His focus should be on launching his career, building up a name and a brand, and not worrying about only releasing songs that he’s written.   He should read some of the things that Kelly and Carrie have said on this subject, and look where their stance on the issue has gotten them.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Experts tell me what will happen to “Home” on the radio?

    Home has peaked on AAA and HAC (there’s no higher to go than #1) and is close to peaking on CHR (it’s #8 today). It will eventually start sliding down the charts and then go recurrent. Since it peaked high, it should get solid play as a recurrent for quite a while, plus it’ll live on in the AC format. It’s still being played in the American Family Insurance radio commercial. At this point, P2’s team is probably more excited about finding commercial or TV/movie placements for other songs on the album… but since the song was popular and these placements make $$$, it won’t necessarily stop getting them. I’d expect to see Home show up in the trailers of heart-warming movies next year, since trailers tend to re-use popular music.

    Meanwhile, GGG will probably have its official add date in early January (possibly HAC only and then a later date for CHR) and start its upward climb, likely with a good deal of behind-the-scenes “wouldn’t this be a great song for Valentine’s Day!” pushing. There’s not a lot of point in going for adds before January 2, since holiday music and year-end countdowns will scramble the charts anyway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jnoodles Jonathan Frahm

    YES YES YES YES YES YES
    EXCELLENT DECISION

  • Kirsten

     

    Meanwhile, GGG will probably have its official add date in early January (possibly HAC only and then a later date for CHR)

    I think they might go for the same date for both. They’ll want to signal that they are expecting CHR play and not just retreating to HAC with this choice. That may move the announcement out just a bit to perhaps near the end of January.

    It’s a balancing act. I think they will still want “Home” in the top 10 (if not top 5) of HAC when they release the new song. Perhaps they will announce it fairly early allowing those who are looking for a new song from him switch without getting those still amping spins to stop? IDK. It’s like reading tea leaves.

    In any event, the charts are pretty much frozen until the second week of  January right now, so there won’t be anything until at least then. A little later start might also give them more news leverage with the start of Idol.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that P2 may have learned from his battle to get one of his own songs (Drive Me?) released as his first single/coronation song, and the label/Iovine insisting upon “Home”, that he may not always be the best judge of songs (at least those with potential for radioplay and mainstream popularity). It’s just that P2 has been so insistent about wanting to be known for his OWN songs/music vs. songs/music written by others, no matter how successful they/he is commercially, that I’m curious about whether he’s had a change of heart or is just going with the flow, at least at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Gone Gone Gone is a great song and I love it.

    IMO it will be another hit for Phillip!!

  • girlygirltoo

    This is the song on the album that is closest in style to “Home”, so it was a no brainer for Interscope. And honestly, the label doesn’t care who wrote it, as long as it sells.

    It’s a really good song, so in my opinion, it’s the right choice. I doubt it will come close to the massive popularity of “Home”, but it’s got a good chance of being a solid hit for Philip, which is really all he (or anyone) can ask for.(Hopefully single #3 will be a P2 co-write, though)

  • girlygirltoo

    I doubt Interscope will send this to CHR right away. They will likely start with AAA and HAC. Those are the formats Philip is going to have the most success in. He is not a pop artist. If it does well in those formats, it could cross over to CHR without Interscope having to do a big push.

  • sabbia

    I’ve been curious myself. He had said that Home doesn’t represent him as an artist but even GGG sounds like Home in style so he is getting even more associated (and thus entrenched) as this type of artist. I would think it’ll be more difficult to switch gears from this Mumford-style sound with all this commercial success.

    It’s quite ironic to think all this success may be a curse to him, creatively speaking. This certainly wouldn’t be the first.

  • girlygirltoo

    Home has already peaked on AAA and HAC and will start to drop down. It is still moving up on CHR and Alt Rock, but it may be close to peaking on those formats as well  (AC is an entirely different matter — songs can stay on that chart for over a year).

    If radio PDs decide to quickly jump on the bandwagon for GGG, they will likely start decreasing the spins for Home. But it could take weeks or even months after GGG is sent to radio that it really affects Home’s spins to the point where GGG will pass it on the charts.

    It all depends on how radio responds to GGG and how severely they cut back on playing Home. There are recent examples in Idol Land where an older single gets solid radio spins long after the follow up single(s) have disappeared (LLWD and WWFM being examples of this).

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Interscope will try and push GGG to CHR, as well as HAC and AAA.They might send it to CHR right away. Why not? Home made it to #8 on that format. Ho Hey is exploding on CHR and is currently at #4. The A Team is going to make it into the top 10. CHR stations are currently playing these types of songs.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I wonder if P2 still feels like this?

    I’d rather sell 10,000 records that represent me than 2 million that don’t represent me at all.

    I would assume that also goes for songs. ;)

  • Larc

    I’d rather sell 10,000 records that represent me than 2 million that don’t represent me at all.

    Bet nobody who actually sold 2M ever said that.

  • teacup

    Not sure where else to put this but I happened to see on Amazon his deluxe album is $5.99 today. Posting just in case anyone was waiting to get it on sale. :)

  • shell29

    Great choice for a follow-up single IMO.  It sounds like a winner to me.

  • alt28023

    Can’t wait to see him on the American Idol stage next year when he promotes this!

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Good choice for Gone Gone Gone cos its more radio friendly indicated by the success of indie/folk pop recently on the charts. Drive Me and Man of the Moon are actually my favorites.  I don’t think its that Phillip is worse of a writer its just that he doesn’t write folk sorta stuff. He’s more of a a blues rock jam band guy. It’s just a matter of preference. I love the blues/jazz so I prefer some of the songs he wrote or had more influence on. He might just be going with the flow at this point. I mean look at Bruno Mars’ new album. It’s very different from his first one. Once you establish popularity, your core fanbase will probably stick with you no matter which direction you take e.g. Justin Bieber. Then you can do a little more of what you wanted to do. To think a song like ‘Locked Out of Heaven’ given how obscure it is compared to his other singles could top the charts is very exciting. 

  • Trina

     I was cracking up reading Pulse the other day. i was reading the threads for Home on HAC and CHR and the predictions early on were hilarious. Some said it wouldnt be a big hit and that Pop wouldnt touch it so sending it for adds there was useless so predictions can be a funny thing. But IMO I think this will be sent to pop the same time as HAC and I can see it smashing too. Phillip may not be a pop artist but Interscope will not let his momentum there end anytime soon.

  • http://twitter.com/tle2000 Taylor

    Will GGG be the Season 12 Exit Song?  It fits perfectly like Daughtry’s “Home” as the exit song for Season 6.   Hope Idol is smart and promotes PP this way….GGG will get exposure to 20 million every week this upcoming spring!

  • LA944

    I think it’s a little strange that UMG are promoting him as a singer/songwriter and yet his follow up to Home is another cover. I would think it would be at least something he co-wrote.

  • tucker davis

    I may be wrong, but it’s not a cover unless it’s been released by someone else.

  • girlygirltoo

    GGG isn’t a cover. To be considered a cover, it needs to have already been released by another artist.

  • durbesque

    ‘Home’ is closer to a cover than GGG…although ‘Home’ was never actually released either, just performed by Greg Holden in his shows. 

    No doubt Phil is feeling a tinge of disappointment that every facet of his dream is not being immediately gratified.  People feel all sorts of things.  Compare this with the disappointments of all the losers behind him in just S11 alone.

  • TheOther

    With some changes to the lyrics, this could be the boot song for Season 12.  What better promo than to have this song played each week in front of millions.  One of the writers on GGG is Greg Wattenberg, who produced Phillip’s CD.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I may be wrong, but it’s not a cover unless it’s been released by someone else.

    Technically, you’re correct. I use “commissioned song” as the blanket term for songs written by other than the singer, though doubtless that’ll get objections that some of these songs were available for sale in the absence of a specific commission. But it’s helpful to have something to call ‘em.

    In any case, Interscope has been playing the singer/songwriter card while releasing a second single that P2 didn’t write. His interview answer therefore deserves even more bonus points than I gave it, as he worked his writerliness into the answer gracefully with the talk about giving the song his own spin as he worked on playing it.

  • heike hoffmann

    I wouldn´t say, he doesn´t write folk sorta stuff. “Hold on”, “Tell me a story” or “A fools dance”  sound very folky for me ( specially the  cello-inclused live-versions of the first two. )
    And why we have to assume he is disappointed, that his second single isn´t written by him? 9 songs of the album are written or co-written by him.
    And during his live tour the last weeks he had enough possibility, to present some of his own songs. On almost every concert he performed “Man on the Moon” and “Hold on”.
    Speaking about a third single (if there is one), I think “Hold on” or “Get up get down” would be good choices.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FRGTHETA4DV6Z6TGXDCLULH64E brittneybabyy

    YES! Probably the best choice they could have made. It’s SUCH a good radio song. It’s going to be another mega-hit, like Home. I can’t wait to see this take off.

  • Hazehel

    If Phillip is fortunate enough to have a third single released, I would lean towards Get Up Get Down because it has a great beat or Man on the Moon.   I think Man on the Moon is the 4th most downloaded single from the album after Home, Gone Gone Gone and Wicked Games (which appears only on the Deluxe version).

    There are better songs on the album than Man on the Moon.   People often download the first track of an album just to see what the album might be like, it does’t mean much.  Actually the fact that it is only the 4th most downloaded song probably showed that it is not that popular, I remember a few idol albums where the first track was the most popular one (apart from the released single) the first week the album came out.

  • getaway1

    The World From The Side Of The Moon has moved approx 377K in 4 short weeks.  Phil Phillips has writing credits for most of the songs.  He has gotten good reviews for his song writing. Yes, he has a big single. 
     
    But so did Kris Allen with LLWD, yet he only moved 346K copies of his CD – in Total, a CD where he had most of the writing credit. 
     
    David Cook’s biggest singles from his debut CD, Light On, CMTB were not songs he had written, even though he was trumped as a singer songwriter.

  • girlygirltoo

    Scotty didn’t even get an original as the boot song, so I have a feeling that if Phillip gets the boot song (which isn’t even a given) that it would be one of his singles. 

  • durbesque

    There’s no use denying that it would be a notch better if Phil could write his own singles.  Of course, he may in the future.  However, at the moment, he does not have the independence that Daughtry has by writing his own hits.  I believe he’s the only Idol to achieve this status…is that right?

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    However, at the moment, he does not have the independence that Daughtry has by writing his own hits.  I believe he’s the only Idol to achieve this status…is that right?

    Nope, not right. Kelly Clarkson’s history of writing or cowriting hits starts with her lead single from her debut album. Carrie Underwood’s starts with the lead single for her second album. Neither releases self-written songs as singles exclusively, but both do it. 

  • Anny_nanny

    I do not see any conflict between “???????? ??” and “release the songs written by other people”. I have a view from a different angle: “I will write and sell hits writing is not me, but getting a full album of own music” and most likely “get the second album”, etc. And no one can say that other people’s songs are quite of a different nature.
    Prior to the release of the album Phillip had to perform on the radio-tour with “Home”, now he can sing their songs and I do not see among them the terrible. To my great joy Phillip did not disappoint my expectations. Maybe he’s not a hit-maker, but he can write good songs and I am happy to listen to them.
    On the radio: I would like to see different songs in different formats, GGG sweet song, but I wouldn’t be able to listen to the station ?????????? only such a music. But this is a matter of taste, I understand. And so I want to listen a other songs by Phillip. Probably this will not be a mega-hit, but he can worthily sell the album, and for him it is more important as for the author, not be a “doer of one-hit” (looked at CRJ).
    About the size of sales: don’t see the problems that Phillip not conquer the charts with one-two songs from the album. He sells the WHOLE album worthy. And judging by the sales of, buyers is not only the fans of the show. Do not need to start again blah-blah-blah on this occasion. We all remember the talk about the fact that Phillip unpopular winner of the most unpopular season. I want to close this topic. If more popular Jessica and Colton, Skailer, which predicted a great future, and Joshua, which praised on the show, not sold almost nothing after the show, then all 377? buyers of the album – it buyers of Phillip, and not “winner’s AI”. Ask Colton, which even his souvenir’s single failed to sell more than 40K, if I remember correctly.

  • blackberryharvest

    Its a good song, hope its another huge hit for him. 

  • heike hoffmann

     I wouldn´t say Jessica and Colton were more popular than Phillip. Then say wouldn´t been  eliminated at the Top 7 or the Top7 redux-show and Phillip wouldn´t have won. Tough I think, Jessica had the biggest international ( not-american) fanbase. And Phillip was also one of the most controversal consistants. Many loved him but also many disliked him or his singing style. There was not much between.

  • maymay

    The discussion about PP`s song writing is kind of weird. He wrote
    and co-wrote most songs on his debut album which has sold over 377k in four weeks.  That is graet achievement for AI winner by any standard.  And it will at least sell over platinum eventually.
     
    Most AI fans bought PP`s album on the debut week. It sold 169k. That means the other 200k copies probably were bought by non AI fans. If people hadn`t liked his writing and co-writing album,  they wouldn`t have bought it.
     
    PP`s didn`t write Home and Gone Gone Gone but so what? The third single must be his own song because he wrote and co-wrote all songs except  Home, Gone Gone Gone and So Easy. I don`t think So Easy will be the third single.

  • IrisandLilies

    If there is a third single, it had better not be So Easy.  It is really obvious to me when I listen to that song that Phillip is uncomfortable singing it because his delivery doesn’t feel natural.  The song also always makes me think of One Direction.

  • IrisandLilies

    The fact that it is the fourth most downloaded song on iTunes does mean something.  You can’t really count Wicked Games because it is on the Deluxe album only.  Most people who bought Wicked Games probably didn’t like Hazel or the live version of Home enough to buy the Deluxe edition and decided instead to buy just the regular version of the album with Wicked Games as a single.  

    Moreover, why would people download the first song on the album when they can listen to extensive snippets (a minute and a half or more) of each song on the album to decide whether they like it enough to buy it.  In addition, Phillip has a song playing extensively on the radio and on TV, so there already is some familiarity with him as an artist. 

    Furthermore, I’ve read a number of posts by people who are not AI fans who have stated that Man on the Moon is their favorite on the album.  

    On a personal note, while it may not necessarily be my favorite song on the album (that changes depending upon the mood I’m in), I do think Man on the Moon arguably is the best song on the album, taking into consideration the quality of the lyrics and music and the naturalness of Phillip’s delivery.    

  • Anny_nanny

    Firstly: you should not assume at all. I don’t remember what do you specifically mentioned earlier, but I talked about general impression from conversations around last season. Victory or defeat is often not a sign of popularity, but set of circumstances. We can’t know what would have happened if Jessica was the boldest in the choice of and had experience in the adaptation of the songs, if in the evening when Colton performed Gaga, Phillip had not sang a song by Usher. It for me was never sign of the popularity of Phillip. But the show was over half a year ago.
    Secondly: what is “international fanbase”? I’m about size and about fact that it gives artist. In my country is very popular Adam Lambert, but he will never get Gold here. Simply because on the one album bought, even bootleg’s, we have a thousand times downloaded from the Internet free of charge. But, Yes, he will be a success with every concert. I personally know many who are happy with his performances. And many of the stars get in one show we have more than they would have earned a few in any other country. But this does not compensate for the fact that they don’t sell albums. And I don’t know, as the popularity of Jessica’s impact on its sales in the Philippines. Somehow I read the posts of guys from there – according to them there just buy one legal album and make the copies of it. Someone can vocalize numbers how many albums Adam sold in Asia? The United States is largest market, all the more so for its own artists, so I tend to react skeptically to talk about any international success.
    Thirdly, I wrote not about the level of the real popularity of Colton and Jessica, but about how fans on pure fanaticism are willing to spend money. Experience has shown that not inclined to. Including the music Phillip, the EP was sold at last year’s level of Haley. At the same time I believe that and Colton, and Jessica may have a solid career, and Colton is now moving exactly in this direction, preferring to be “first in the village than the second in Rome”. What will be with Jessica, I will think when I hear her music. But she is talented girl and sufficiently controlled. I do not know how the latter will help in her career, on the show it would diminish her chances for victory. But it will grow and get more experience.

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Phillip’s case is a little unusual, since he had some many of his pre-Idol songs plopped on to his album. No, he wasn’t writing radio hits when he was 19 or 20 writing on his own, but that doesn’t mean that he can’t or never will.  The fact that Interscope even put the songs on the album says the label must have some faith in him  as a songwriter.  They could have just handed him ten poppy, “Home-y” folk songs or made him do a lot of co-writes with the usual suspects. 

    I’m sure when he actually has the time to write for the sophomore album, he’ll be conscious of the need to blend his musical leanings with the sound that’s working for him on the radio. Anyway, he should have the opportunity to release one single that he wrote or co-wrote after “Gone Gone Gone,” is done on the radio.

  • TheOther

    The fact that Interscope even put the songs on the album says the label must have some faith in him as a songwriter. They could have just handed him ten poppy, “Home-y” folk songs or made him do a lot of co-writes with the usual suspects.

    That’s why Interscope made all the right moves when it came to the CD.  They paid attention to the mistakes that were made with past winners.

  • Hazehel

    On a personal note, while it may not necessarily be my favorite song on the album (that changes depending upon the mood I’m in), I do think Man on the Moon arguably is the best song on the album, taking into consideration the quality of the lyrics and music and the naturalness of Phillip’s delivery.

    Release Man on the Moon and watch it flop like Kris Allen’s The Truth.   Some songs are not meant to be singles, whether you think it is the best song or not is irrelevant.

  • wordnerdarchie

     Man on the Moon bores me, as well as many others on the CD – I think it’s something to do with the extended guitar intros and non-melodic verses.  (I keep wishing he’d clear his throat on some of them, heh.)  Some just take too long to get to the hook of the song.  The ones that I can listen to in their entirety are Home, Gone Gone Gone, Get Up Get Down, and Can’t Go Wrong. So if he makes it to a 3rd single, my choice would come from those last 2.

  • iani

    Release Man on the Moon and watch it flop like Kris Allen’s The Truth.

    I don’t remember The Truth to have a radio support from Jive, they spent all the money with LLWD. I see GGG already has a commercial support, for a month or so, it was meant to be P2 second single and already his label invested in to continue the Home’s myth, the only problem with it is that is a song rushe-written to follow Home not to lose the M&S idea of sound, but it is a funny Home or M&S one for me as the final results, typical fanny song to please the 20s something demo, not the large spectrum of versatile audience Home has had. Catchy? yes it is, as so many others around to go through and skip them in the PDs playlists, the support of the GGG to go fast at least top 20 on itunes and stay there ,as they did with Home, should continue. I said once, how much I like to dance in general, this particular song make me throw there some funny legs on it, I don’t feel like P2 in general is  the “comic” sound artist though(Home is not a funny song as GGG seems to me) he’s not the Vampire Weekend kind of songwriter in MO.

  • Hazehel

    The ones that I can listen to in their entirety are Home, Gone Gone Gone, Get Up Get Down, and Can’t Go Wrong. So if he makes it to a 3rd single, my choice would come from those last 2.

      I would add So Easy to that list of possible singles.  Another one is marginal, and I didn’t think it could be a single when I first heard the snippet, but Where We Came From  sounds much better whole.   Personally I like Wanted Is Love a lot, would be great if they have the courage to release it as a single, but I don’t think that’s likely.  I also like Take Me Away but again very unlikely that could be a single.

  • IrisandLilies

    Some songs can become hits based on the track record of the artist.  People are more willing to give a song a chance if they liked past hit songs released by the artist.  I doubt that Locked Out of Heaven (which in my mind sounds like a retread Police song) would have been so successful off the bat if Bruno Mars hadn’t had a string of past hits.  If Gone Gone Gone turns out to be a mega hit, then I think the momentum from that song and Home could help make whatever song Phillip releases after that a hit. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “P2 is still on the verge of “like him or hate him” kind of artist, he
    has gotten some new fans with Home, a well balanced, cheese-free, strong
    messaged song to capture attention, now it would have been the time to stay on the same message as he’d be
    a serious artist and get his small audience, his real fanbase, time to
    select his real people to follow him, he has brought enough money for
    Intescope to try one of his song.”

    Also “Home” importantly is a song with a melody that is very hummable. There’s a big difference between “Home” and P2’s own compositions in that regard, as P2’s songs tend not to have a melody that is hummable.

  • iani

    Also “Home” importantly is a song with a melody that is very hummable.
    There’s a big difference between “Home” and P2’s own compositions in
    that regard, as P2’s songs tend not to have a melody that is hummable.

    How “humble” is GGG?! His own 4 songs are not over the top at all lyrically and melodically to be an embarrassment for Interscope but intresting, not so business wise how they like  to be.

  • heike hoffmann

     Yes some of his Songs(Man on the Moon, A fools dance) sound  more indie or abstractly and and have no hummable melody, but “Hold on” is different, it is a catchy and very hummable.