“Multi-hyphenated artist Adam Davenport is bringing Black visibility into some of the most whitewashed worlds, including opera and EDM (ELECTRONIC DANCE MUSIC).” - CHILL MAGAZINE
“… there have not been any African-American breakout stars in EDM… Davenport really is just starting to make his mark and the EDM world is set to change in such an amazing way.” - JUDITH DAVIS, MOXYE
“… it’s clear to see Adam Davenport is set to close 2018 in a huge way with an even bigger 2019 to follow.” - GROUNDWERK
For his debut single “My Return Address Is You,” ADAM Davenport became the first African-American artist/producer to chart on Billboard FOR Electronic Dance Music AFTER THE SONG DOMINATED THE DANCE CLUB CHART FOR 10 weeks, where it surpassed WEll-ESTABLISHED MUSIC ACTS SUCH AS ZEDD, SELENA GOMEZ AND DEMI LOVATO.
IN MARCH 2018, DAVENPORT won an Independent Music Award at Lincoln Center IN NEW YORK CITY.
DAVENPORT’S NEW SINGLE “CHANGE THE WORLD” WAS RELEASED DECEMBER 7th. SHAZAM/APPLE MUSIC hAS HONORED THE TRACK ON ITS “BEST NEW MUSIC” PLAYLIST AND THE SONG IS CURRENTLY ON ROTATION IN BRAZIL ON iHEARTRADIO aND SYN FM IN AUSTRALIA.
CHANGE THE WORLD
Davenport reimagines the Eric Clapton ballad from 1996 into an uplifting and euphoric dance track ready for the clubs. The production also samples snippets from “I Have Been To The Mountaintop,” the last speech delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr.
"After the success of his debut EDM track, My Return Address Is You (featuring Shanica Knowles) he's stepped up to the spotlight and offered up a version of '90s dad-ballad Change The World, which he has, yes, changed considerably. Adding in samples from Martin Luther King's "I Have Been To The Mountaintop" speech does, indeed, set him up... as 'a black Calvin Harris.'“
- DNA MAGAZINE, February 2019
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MY RETURN ADDRESS IS YOU
Adam Davenport’s debut single, featuring vocals by Shanica Knowles, dominated the Billboard Dance Club chart for 10 weeks, peaking at #23 where it surpassed tracks from well-established acts like Zedd, Jax Jones, Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez.
“My Return Address is You" crossed international borders: it received radio rotation through North America on Sirius XM BPM and in Brazil on iHeartRadio/KIIS FM. 60,000 listeners downloaded and streamed it the United States, Netherlands, Germany and 39 other countries.
Apple Music & Shazam honored the single on their “Best New Music” playlist, which put Davenport alongside artists such as Calvin Harris and David Guetta.
“Dance music is something I’ve never tried before, so when Adam reached out to collaborate with him on this record, it was hard for me to say no because the song was so inspiring. It’s something the world needs right now because it’s a positive anthem for this generation. I think that the message of this song will really uplift people in a way they haven’t felt in a long time, and just dance.” - SHANICA KNOWLES, VENTS MAGAZINE
“New Discovery of the Week… with a chorus that may get stuck in your head!” — LIZ CALVARIO, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT/LA VIDA LIZ
“Shanica Knowles’ vocals are a perfect complement to to the longing, epic odyssey-style production of Adam Davenport.” — LAUNCHPAD
“One of THE best EDM tracks released in awhile. Davenport is a force as lyricist and producer, while Shanica Knowles successfully holds her own vocally and exceeds expectations…” — DOMINIC FRIESEN, ALLMUSIC.COM
“…A breakthrough Electro Pop anthem that is poised to become a dance chart topper… unique for this genre of music, opting for deep and meaningful lyrics (not unlike last year’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza”)… And at its heart, “My Return Address is You” is a song about love and those from our past who continue to have a piece of our heart… The song’s moody, euphoric vibe makes it not only suited for the dance floor but it should also play well on any radio rotation alongside the likes of Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers or Martin Garrix.” - ELECTROWOW
An animated lyric video, directed by Davenport with production by Matt Daley, was also released. Davenport says it is conceptually inspired in part by Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. “I wanted to visually explore in a sort of abstract way the idea of traveling through space, searching for love. Similarly, I hope this song might move others to tap into love within themselves and find it in their own lives. You’re not alone.”
MY RETURN ADDRESS IS YOU: THE REMIXES
Headlined by Grammy-nominated StoneBridge, the six tracks on this EP feature remix work from an array of international DJ/producers who Davenport assembled for this compilation that has been praised as one of the strongest remix albums to support a debut release from a new artist.
"I love the scope and imagination that went into this release," says Davenport. "It was an international collaboration with remixers hailing from three continents! Each artist invested their heart and soul into the work and put their own unique stamp onto their respective track. We're all inspired to bring the world together through dance music."
StoneBridge, who first became a household name in the dance world with his remix of Robin S.'s "Show Me Love," garnered a Grammy Award nomination for his remix of Ne-Yo's "Closer" and a BMI Songwriter of the Year award for his contribution to Jason Derulo's "Don't Wanna Go Home." StoneBridge’s remix of “My Return Address Is You” played in rotation throughout North America on Sirius XM BPM, after he premiered his club mix of the single on June 17, 2017.
“A grandiose EP exclusively for DJs who play EDM, House and Progressive House rhythms… THE delicious vocals from Shanica Knowles stay intact IN ALL THE TRACKS… each one features different drops, bringing the right energy for THE CLUB.” - ELECTROWOW
“A commendable debut, Davenport’s first club track has been re-ignited by the features on its remix package. A sonic revival at the hands of Ukrainian newcomer Marat Leon re-imagines the track into a bustling dance floor flame that uses hollow bass lines and filtered stutters with chilling effect. The result is a gripping remix that makes impeccable use of Knowles’ powerful vocals — and one that is already topping the charts.” — Andrew Spada, DANCING ASTRONAUT
“(MARAT LEON’S) REMIX iS FIRE… PULLS YOU INTO THE TRACK AND GETS YOU NODDING YOUR HEAD UP AND DOWN. THIS TRACK IS Made for the deep house night clubs, that are dark and mysterious.” — MIX 247 EDM
MY RETURN ADDRESS IS YOU: THE REMIXES SPECIAL EDITION
In October 2018, a sixteen-track compilation was released that included mixes that were previously only available in the clubs for Billboard DJ’s. The Lejon Remix was submitted for a Grammy nomination in the Remix/Non-Classical category.
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The Official Music Video for “Change The World” premiered January 27, 2019.