Adam Davenport Releases Cover of Eric Clapton's 'Change the World'
Adam Davenport (Naked Boys Singing: Off-Broadway, Aida: The Metropolitan Opera, High Maintenance, HBO) is back with his new single "Change The World," released this Friday, December 7th on all streaming platforms.
Last year, Davenport broke onto the dance music scene with his debut "My Return Address is You," which charted on the Billboard Dance Club chart for 10 weeks. It's no surprise, then, that he can take on Eric Clapton's classic hit and make it his own.
Says Davenport: "I wanted to reinvent it into a dance song because I do believe that dance music can change the world by bringing different people together into one space."
The track was premiered by Chill Magazine; in their current print issue, Davenport opens up the discussion on the absence of black artists in EDM.
Clapton's version of "Change The World" appeared on the soundtrack of the film Phenomenon. Co-written by Gordon Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick and Tommy Sims, "Change The World" took home Song Of The Year honors at the 39th Grammy Awards in 1997, along with Record Of The Year and Best Male Pop Vocal Performance.
On this record, Davenport uses his own vocals, a departure from his debut release where he collaborated with Shanica Knowles, and he produced the track with Jonathan Shulman (Proper Villains).
"Clapton's version is so well-known that if you're going to do a cover, you have to start from scratch," says Davenport. "The melody is there but my vocals and the arrangement go in a completely different direction. I'd love to know what Clapton thinks of it."
Davenport is repped by manager Tsu Tsu Stanton at Tsu Tsu Unlimited and attorney Andre Des Rocehrs at Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers.
Photo credit: Andrew Foord