Sam Smith has released the music video for "Lay Me Down," the latest single from his Grammy-nominated album In the Lonely Hour. In it, he marries another man before a jubilant crowd.
The music video begins with a decidedly somber tone, belying the event to come.
As Smith's groom comes into view, the congregants celebrate unabashedly.
The video was filmed at the parish church of St. Margaret, outside of London. "Obviously gay marriage isn't legal in churches, and we're doing a gay marriage today, in the church," Smith told Rolling Stone.
"We're the first ever to do it," Smith said. "It's obviously not a real marriage, but still."
"Going to the church today, it's like, 'This is the first time we've let people with big noses in.' That's the equivalent to me. I'm walking in, I'm going, 'Why? Why are a man and a man not allowed to get married in this room?' Because it's the most natural thing."