Phillip Phillips, 2012 winner of American Idol (has it been 5 years already?) is in a good place. He’s touring with the Goo Goo Dolls this summer, which, by the way, stops at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion August 15th. And he’s releasing a new album. After putting some health and legal issues behind him, he’s experiencing a renewed optimism. I had a chance to chat with him just as he was embarking on the current tour. Check out our conversation.