Andy Mineo releases the video to “Hear My Heart,” A Personal Tribute To His Deaf Sister Grace and to also raise awareness for the International Week of the Deaf 2016
Andy Mineo, releases the much anticipated music video for “Hear My Heart,” the second single off his most recent album Uncomfortable which debuted on the Billboard album charts as the #1 Independent, #3 Hip Hop and #10 Top 200 album in the United States.
“Hear My Heart” is a personal record for Mineo, a tribute to his elder sister Grace who is deaf.
“It’s just an honest record of me essentially apologizing to her for having never learned sign language growing up”
He explains openly during an interview with hip-hop culture icon and veteran Sway Calloway of Sirius XM’s Sway In The Morning.
“We’re putting together a music video,”still saying,
“I want to see sounds. So we’re really working on something creative and special for her because I really just want her to know that I love her and I’m sorry.”
Mineo collaborated with Alex Medina and Director Kyle Dettman to create an innovative visual that is accessible to the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
In the video, Andy Mineo signs his lyrical performance and sounds are brought to life through visually interesting 3D objects.
To advocate for the Deaf Community, Mineo released the video for International Week of the Deaf 2016, a week recognized globally the last week of September, to support and raise awareness for this year’s theme “With Sign Language, I Am Equal.”
Mineo first announced the heartfelt song with a sign-language video he called the “Speechless Announcement” which left curious fans wondering what the rapper was cooking up.