Grammy Award-winning and ASCAP Award-winning singer and songwriter Davion Farris raises the curtain on his label debut EP, MOVED, available today via Hillman Grad Records/Def Jam Recordings. The video for the EP’s lead-off track, “Tunnel Vision” premiered earlier this week.
Interest in the 7-song EP’s release gained momentum when the Inglewood, California artist dropped his “Bad Guy” single last month, following up “Sometimes,” (from The Chi season 4 soundtrack), two of his most introspective and heart-wrenching compositions to date. Both tracks are included on MOVED.
“I want my fans to feel seen, heard, and understood,” Davion recently said of MOVED. “I want them to know that a strong black man can be vulnerable and that vulnerability helps make him whole.”
Turning to the earlier single, Davion confessed, “Bad Guy is about understanding that pain and heartbreak isn’t exclusive to men or women. It’s also about learning how to stick by your boundaries, and an honest look at a man being the one in that position of vulnerability (as you’ll often find me).” The painfully honest video was directed by Boma Iluma and co-stars Destyni Freese of One LA Women Development.
Davion was introduced in the fall 2021, on Award-winning writer, producer, actor, and creator Lena Waithe’s Hillman Grad Records, in partnership with Def Jam. Hillman Grad was already off to a strong start in 2021 with the release of soundtracks for the critically-acclaimed documentaries Mr. Soul and The One And Only Dick Gregory.
Davion Farris has previously written with and for artists such as Mary J. Blige, Jill Scott, Tyrese, Trey Songz, SiR, Ginuwine, and more. For years, he also amassed credits as a songwriter-for-hire of TV originals that were “completely not his sound.” The turning point came in early 2021, when Davion bet on himself and began sending his music directly to shows instead of forcing himself into music supervisors’ molds. The move paid off immensely when “Sometimes” and “Make Love” were featured on Showtime’s The Chi.
Check out the Moved EP from Davion Farris below: