Sam Smith’s New ‘Lay Me Down’ Video Shows Support for Marriage Equality
Sam Smith has debuted a video for the latest single from his debut album, 2014’s ‘In the Lonely Hour.’ The Ryan Hope-directed video captures Smith in St. Margaret, Lee, an Anglican church just outside of London. The clip transitions from mournful to a blissful celebration of marriage equality – watch it above.
“Obviously gay marriage isn’t legal in churches, and we’re doing a gay marriage today, in the church,” Smith told Rolling Stone while filming his latest video. “We’re the first ever to do it. It’s obviously not a real marriage, but still.”
Smith shared the video on his Facebook page, also expressing his excitement for its message:
This song holds a very dear place in my heart. With this video myself and Ryan Hope the director have decided to make a statement and showcase something we passionately believe in. This video shows my dreams that one day gay men and women and transgendered men and women all over the world, like all our straight families and friends, will be able to get married under any roof, in any city, in any town, in any village, in any country.
This weekend, Smith is up for six Grammy nominations for his debut effort. The Grammys air on Sunday, Feb. 8 on CBS.