Phillip Phillips 'Home' music video debuts, gets boost from Olympics - See video
Phillip Phillips, the "American Idol" season 11 winner, debuted his music video for his single "Home" on August 2.
In the video, which can be seen below, Phillips is shown traveling across the country and strumming on his guitar. The video was shot over the course of three days while Phillips was on the "American Idol" tour, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It was directed by Joseph Toman.
"This was really the main inspiration for the piece: make something that felt real and show people who Phillip really is," Toman told the industry paper. "After being in such a mainstream spotlight for so many months, this felt important."
Phillips Tweeted on August 2, "It was such a great experience making the video for #Home & I'm pumped& excited to share it with you now."
The "Home" single is reportedly certified gold and recently got a boost in sales from the Olympics as it was used in promotional videos during the U.S. women's gymnastics competition, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The team won gold in the all-around competition and U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas won the gold medal for the individual all-around title.
Phillips was crowned the winner of "American Idol" in May and last month he made his first comeback performance at the July Fourth celebration on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., after undergoing kidney surgery. Phillips had surgery on June 6 to remove kidney stones that were too large to pass. The 21-year-old had undergone eight similar procedures during his time on "American Idol."
The "American Idol" tour kicked off July 6 in Detroit. The last concert takes place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on September 11.
Check out the music video for "Home" below.