Andy Grammer Shines A Light On Homelessness In “Fresh Eyes” Video
Andy Grammer has another huge hit on his hands with “Fresh Eyes.” The dreamy single, which ranks as one of the most romantic tunes of the year, is top 30 on iTunes and has already racked up more than 72 million streams. Instead of shooting a generic, shiny video to plug the song, the “Honey, I’m Good” hitmaker has decided to use its massive popularity as a platform to raise awareness for serious social issues. Filmed at Union Rescue Mission on Los Angeles’ Skid Row, the powerful clip arrives just in time for National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (November 12 – 20).
“Feeding, clothing and picking up the spirits of people who are in desperate need is possibly the most natural and rewarding thing you can do in life,” Andy tells Idolator of his inspiration for the moving visual. “My beginnings as a musician are all wrapped up and connected with the homeless. I would be waiting to play on the street and strike up conversations and there were many lunches shared. In this country we are really good at making it ‘us and them,’ but if you sit with a homeless person for more then five minutes you see it’s just us.” Watch the video below and see how you can get involved here.