Josh Phillips Reflects In Past Relationship in Stirring ‘In a Bar Somewhere’: Exclusive

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Newcomer Josh Phillips has been making a reputation for himself within the North Carolina music scene with an brisk stay present and relatable storylines. Fan favourite “In a Bar Somewhere” showcases Phillips’ knack for writing heartfelt songs wealthy with imagery and a triumphant refrain that begs to be heard.

“In a Bar Somewhere,” premiering on Billboard beneath, shall be launched Friday Big Machine Label Group. The Lee County native penned the nostalgic tune greater than two years in the past with Erik Dylan and Randy Montana, and he’s been taking part in it in his stay present ever since. A heartfelt ballad, “In a Bar Somewhere” has Phillips telling an ex that she’s welcome to present him a name each time she’s feeling lonely.

“But in case you’re ever in a bar someplace/ At a again sales space desk peeling these labels off High Life beers/ That miss me tune comes on like neon loud and clear/ And you suppose you’ve had an excessive amount of/ Just let that good buzz name me up and I’ll be there/ If you’re ever in a bar someplace,” he sings on the refrain.

“I bear in mind being excited the night time we wrote this tune,” Phillips tells Billboard. “It’s a storyline I feel lots of people can relate to. When you’re going via a breakup understanding you’re not meant to be collectively, however you continue to love that particular person and you may’t assist however take into consideration them, particularly after a couple of drinks, hoping that they’re eager about you too.”

Phillips is at the moment performing the tune on the highway as he helps Tyler Farr. In latest years he has toured with Big Machine labelmate Brantley Gilbert in addition to fellow North Carolina native Luke Combs, the latter of which Phillips helped pen the title observe of the singer’s 2014 EP Can I Get an Outlaw with Robert Williford.