In what is being billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" will be available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey it
In what is being billed as the first "descriptive music video," the clip for Stevie Wonder's "So What the Fuss" will be available with an audio track from rapper Busta Rhymes in an effort to convey its storyline to blind and low vision fans. Rhymes' commentary can be accessed by using the SAP (Second Audio Program) function on equipped televisions.
Wonder will premiere the Paul Hunter-directed video in its standard and enhanced versions Monday (May 9) in Los Angeles. Two days later, both versions will premiere online via Yahoo! Music.
"Until now music videos have been very one dimensional for those who are blind
or with low vision," Wonder says. "Now all music video fans will be able to
apply their vision to my video thanks to the descriptive technique and of
course, a great narration by Busta Rhymes."
"So What the Fuss" is the first single from Wonder's long-awaited new album, "A Time 2 Love," which was originally scheduled for release earlier this week via Motown but has now been pushed to this summer. The cut, which features Prince on guitar and En Vogue on backing vocals, peaked last month at No. 34 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
And while his only confirmed show at deadline comes May 21 in Las Vegas as part of the annual Tiger Jam, Wonder is planning to tour in support of this record later this year. Billboard.com has learned the artist is also hoping to stage a concert at some point at a New York park.
A spokesperson for the New York Parks Department would say only that discussions are underway for a concert in the fall, and that a venue has not been decided. The performance may also be chronicled for broadcast at a later date.