Sam Smith dedicated his song “Lay Me Down” to the LGBT community supporting marriage for all gay and transgender men and women regardless of where they live.  Sam posted this on Twitter:

Sam Smith Twitter feed

Smith is a staunch supporter of the LGBT community and a self-proclaimed feminist.  He came out in May of 2014, revealing he is gay.  His relationship with actor and model Jonathan Zeizel ended, inspiring him to write his 2014 debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” an album about ‘unrequited love’, which included the hit single “Stay With Me.”  In 2015, he won 4 Grammy awards, notably crediting his breakup for the inspiration.

…Thank you so much for breaking my heart, because you got me four Grammys!

Beyond “Lay Me Down” being a beautiful song, the passion in Sam’s performance is undeniable.  He and the director, Ryan Hope, have riddled this video with symbolism and metaphor.  Beautifully choreographed in one continuous shot, we glide through a church experiencing every emotion from pining to elation to hope.

Dear all, The Lay Me Down music video holds a very dear place in my heart

“In the Lonely Hour” is available for digital download from iTunes and also available from Amazon.