Sam Smith didn’t hold back in his new video for “Lay Me Down,” which features a gay couple’s marriage ceremony in a Catholic church.
In the video, Smith plays a grieving man who is seen singing over a coffin at a funeral. As the camera slowly pans, we see that this was the same church in which he was married to his now-deceased husband.
“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,” Smith said on his Facebook page on Thursday.
Smith publicly documented his first relationship and spoke about his disagreement with the Catholic Church’s stance on homosexuality with Rolling Stone.
Smith’s song, “Lay Me Down,” is featured on his 2014 album, In the Lonely Hour.