All music written, performed & lyrics by Richie Phillips
The Richie a debut album by Richie Phillips
To start, the album title. The title of album came from the mind of a boy, my nephew to be precise. For some reason only known to him. From time to time he would call me “The Richie” rather then just Richie. So I decided to use this as the title of my debut album. A nod, and something of a dedication to him. Someone who is a really special person in my life, my best buddy. But it was also fittingly for the songs I had and because of him helped me find a path to tie them together.
The Richie is an self recorded album about honesty, truth, loneliness, addiction, escapism, religion, a battle within of anger, depression and the search for love. Ultimately finding a first love which is not mutual, the dealing of new emotions, along with it’s regrets and the coming to terms with whats been.