"Wanted Is Love" is a passionate track from Phillips' pre-Idol repertoire. The use of strings adds a delicate touch to the song's arrangement, especially when paired with the vulnerable lyrics. Phillips hits a wonderfully drawn out note that really conveys the emotions he's singing about.
For those who are looking for a song that sounds similar to "Home," look no further than the folk-pop tune "Can't Go Wrong" that Phillips co-wrote with Greg Holden and Drew Pearson, who also wrote "Home." There's a bit of an anthemic quality to the song's chorus and I can already picture Phillips leading a fun sing-a-long to this one at his live shows.
Phillips' debut record reflects every bit of the gravelly voiced pop rock artist, with jazz leanings that he portrayed during his Idol run. His songwriting gives the listening audience a glimpse into quite the introspective young man. To put it simply, The World from the Side of the Moon delivers.
Phillip Phillips' debut record, The World from the Side of the Moon is available now.
For more information on Phillip Phillips, check out his official website.
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