EDM DJ Marshmello has been known to make the world a little bit brighter with optimism, love, and vibrant tunes, and now, he’s bringing in even more positivity to the world of music with his alternate video release for “You Can Cry” featuring Juicy J and James Arthur.
The ASL music video features Marshmello wearing his classic white helmet alongside model Nyeisha Prince, whose mesmerizing signing will put viewers into a haze. “You Can Cry” follows Marshmello’s smash-hit “Friends” with Anne-Marie, but the track doesn’t appear on his sophomore album Joytime II, which is out today.
The prevalence of signing at music events has notably increased in the past few years. Now, many festivals hire professionals to stand on the side of stages and provide American Sign Language interpretations of lyrics to create an inclusive environment for hearing-impaired attendees on the dance floor.
In 2013, Amber Galloway Gallego went viral for signing alongside Kendrick Lamar’s set during Lollapalooza. Since then, other artists that have had ASL interpreters during their festivals sets include the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Lollapalooza in 2016, Alicia Keys at Dreamfest in 2017, and T.I at the New Orleans Jazz Festival in 2015. Michigan’s Electric Forest festival has always been known to feature many professional signers, so it’s very likely that Marshmello will be able to recreate his video during his headlining set.