The American Idol season 11 winner released his new single “Miles” on Friday, his first since settling a lawsuit against the show’s producer 19 Entertainment.
“It has been a tough three years, but it feels so good to have this song out,” Phillips, 26, tells People exclusively. “We have so much more to come.”
In January 2015, Phillips filed a petition with the California Labor Commissioner to get out of his contract, claiming that 19 Entertainment and its affiliated companies “manipulated” him.
To Phillips, “Miles” is representative of his journey