The re-release of his 2013 single comes with a heartbreaking video
Sam Smith had a phenomenal year as an artist since bursting on the scene as BBC’s number one Sound of 2014 and it doesn’t look like he’s planning to stop in 2015.
Sam Smith sets out his dreams for gay marriage
His new single, Lay Me Down, a re-release after its first release in 2013, had its video released yesterday which features a funeral and a gay marriage.
Both are pretty poignant subjects; none more so than the latter after Smith came out as gay in May 2014.
Talking about the subject of a gay wedding in a church on Facebook upon the release of his video, Smith said: "This video shows my reams that one day gay men and women and transgendered men and women all over the world, like all our straight family and friends, will be able to get married under any roof, in any city, in any town, in any village, in any country."
The BRIT-award winning singer also spoke to Rolling Stone magazine and his deeply personal new release.
He said: "Obviously gay marriage isn’t legal in churches and we’re doing a gay marriage today [on the set of the video], in the church. "We’re the first ever to do it. It’s obviously not a real marriage, but still."
The video explains his dreams for a homophobia-free future as Smith stands at the altar of his husband’s funeral before the clip flashes to their joyous wedding in the same church.