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Watch Sam Smith’s Elegiac New Video For Marriage Equality

Watch Sam Smith’s Elegiac New Video For Marriage Equality

Mr. Sam Smith, the Brit radio-hit crooner who possessed the charts and a lot of hearts over the course of 2014, and is vying for 6 Grammy Awards this upcoming Sunday, released a music video this morning for the poignant ballad “Lay Me Down.”

The church-set video, directed by Ryan Hope, opens in the midst of a candlelit funeral and eclipses, as the camera soars over the crowd like a ghost in single-shot “Birdman”-style, into a glorious gay marriage. Smith preluded the emotionally engulfing video with this message from his Instagram account:

On Sunday, the singer-songwriter tweeted praise for the 2nd season of HBO’s “Looking.” Executive producer Andrew Haigh responded:

So Sam Smith in Looking Season 3? Could he be the saving grace to that Patrick-Kevin-Richie love triangle that’s killing us all? In the meantime, we’ve got Haigh’s “45 Years” premiering at the Berlinale, and Smith’s sweeping of the Grammys to keep us satisfied.

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