Grammy nominee Sam Smith has unveiled the video for “Lay Me Down,” the latest track off his platinum-selling debut album “In The Lonely Hour.” Much like most of his songs, the video directed by Ryan Hope starts off with some dark vibes.
Set in a church in southeast London, the video opens with Smith standing at the altar of what looks like his husband’s funeral, while mourning family and friends sit behind him holding candles. However, halfway through, the video flashes to their joyous wedding in the very same church, with everyone smiling and clapping happily before returning to a gloomy Smith sitting alone on a pew.
No doubt a beautiful tribute to marriage equality, the video is some what controversial given the Church’s stand on same-sex marriage. However, the singer who is responsible for “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One” took to his Instagram to share a message about “Lay Me Down” following its video release.
Sam Smith is set to perform this Sunday, February 8th at the Grammys and is up for six awards including “Song of the Year,” “Album of the Year” and “Record of the Year.”
Watch the video for Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down” below and let us know what you think about it by sounding off in the comments section.