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Album Review: Phillip Phillips: Behind The Light (2014)

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Anyone who keeps up with modern contemporary music will have heard Phillip Phillips' 2012 hit single "Home", the song which propelled the American Idol winner to stardom, making him a household name of sorts. After a successful Platinum-selling debut album, Phillips returns with his sophomore album, Behind The Light, a collection of 12 new songs, most of which are written by Phillips himself.

The new album turned out to be a surprise, because it's almost a U-turn from Phillips' debut album The World From The Side of the Moon. Why so? It's grittier, more rock-oriented and feels more natural and organic. Will this almost indie-style work for a musician formerly considered a 'mainstream' artist? Read on for the review.

Track-by-track review:

1. Searchlight: Anyone familiar with Phillips' previous hits will feel right at home with this song. With guitars and a hook that instantly bring to mind "Home" and "Gone, Gone, Gone", "S…