A Time To Love - Press Releases
Wonder Adds Busta's Commentary To New Video
May 05, 2005
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
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
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.