LOS ANGELES – Stevie Wonder (search)'s latest music video brings more than music to visually impaired fans of the blind R&B legend. The singer's new video for the song, "So What The Fuss," features a separate audio track of rapper Busta Rhymes (search) describing the visuals and action in the video.
Wonder, 54, showcased the video Monday before an audience of fans and news media.
"Until now, music videos have been very one dimensional for those who are blind or with low vision," the singer, who was born blind, said in a statement. "Now all music fans will be able to apply their vision to my video ..."
Like other programming with SAP or Second Audio Program (search) tracks, Rhymes' narration can be heard on television sets equipped to receive the SAP channel.
Boston-based WGBH TV, which developed the technology used to add the extra audio track for television programming, wrote the narration for the video.
"Until now, a visually impaired music fan would be missing out on key elements of music videos," said Linda Idoni, West Coast director of operations for WGBH's Media Access Group.
The video is the first off the forthcoming "A Time To Love," Wonder's first album in more than a decade.
The video is expected to debut Wednesday online and has been submitted to cable music networks, said Howard Bragman, Wonder's spokesman.
Wonder also plans to add audio narrative to his next music video, Bragman said.