Phillip Phillips Willingly Takes the Backseat On 'Behind the Light'Not since Mr. Mister or Duran Duran has the world come to love a parallel-named pop act quite like Phillip Phillips. Thanks to winning American Idol in 2012 and his coronation single, "Home," Phillip Phillips has been thrust into the spotlight. But Phillip Phillips would prefer to just play his guitar. "I'm a very musical type of guy," he told Radio.com. "I'm not a singer. I'm a guitar player first." That's why on his sophomore album Behind the Light, Phillips lets his band take the lead.