Remember when American Idol winners actually had hit singles? The last such performer to come out of the show and achieve such a feat was Phillip Phillips, whose four-times Platinum “Home” currently stands as the best-selling Idol winner’s song to-date.
Hoping to repeat the success of that one and follow-up “Gone, Gone, Gone,” another Platinum-selling single, Phillips today offers up “Raging Fire,” the first taste of his yet-to-be-titled sophomore LP (due out something this spring). The song, to be quite honest, plays like a shelved Coldplay B-side — not that there aren’t worse things to aim for. “Raging Fire” was written by Phillips, produced by Gregg Wattenberg (Train‘s “Hey, Soul Sister”) and employs just enough radio friendly, anthem-like instrumentation and sing-along melodies to please the singer’s fan base as well as much of the mainstream public at large.
Head below to see if “Raging Fire” has you burning up, and catch Phillip as he performs the song on American Idol this week (on March 6).
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