For those of you desperate for some music via Phillip Phillips before the start of the holiday season, we may have something closer to confirmation now that it will in fact be coming your way: the potential release date and album title for the singer’s major-label debut.
According to a new listing on Amazon, this disc from the reigning “American Idol” champion will have the rather cool album title “Music from the Side of the Moon,” and will be released on November 19. Yes, it’s almost inevitable that people are going to compare this title to the classic Pink Floyd album “The Dark Side of the Moon,” but it’s hard to really think of anything that is completely and totally original these days. Plus, we’ll take this over some other past album titles from “American Idol” stars that don’t really mean anything, or the ones that just choose to title their albums with their own name.
It always has been tradition for the winner of “American Idol” to get their debut album out before anyone else from their season, and that appears to be happening here, as well. Runner-up Jessica Sanchez is rumored to have her album hit stores in December, whereas Colton Dixon and Joshua Ledet are both angling to release their own original music at some point early next year similar to what Haley Reinhart and Casey Abrams did.
What’s still to be seen here is if Phillip decides to put his coronation song “Home” on the disc, since this is easily the biggest first song from a singer on this show since David Cook’s “The Time of My Life.” As a matter of fact, it sets the bar high for everything that comes next.
What do you think about this title, if it ends up sticking for Phillip’s album?