Sam Smith Combines Love & Loss With a Message in “Lay Me Down” Visuals [@samsmithworld] Bradford J. Howard February 8, 2015 Music, Music Video Let the victory lap for Sam Smith’s Grammy Awards campaign commence. With the 57th Annual Grammy Awards set for later tonight, the UK singer is still riding the wave of momentum that his stellar debut In the Lonely Hour provided him. And just in case you may have needed another reminder as to why the LP is in that Album of the Year category, Smith opted to release a set of visuals for In The Lonely Hour’s stirring outro track, “Lay Me Down.” “Lay Me Down” has downright spiritual undertones to it, with Sam Smith’s voice going full blown gospel solo over the most subtle of pianos and the church-clap-demanding outro. So it makes perfect sense that the music video for “Lay Me Down,” shot by Ryan Hope, takes place in a Catholic church. Surrounding by a congregation bearing candles in the pews, Smith mourns his lover at a funeral, recalling earlier times in the same church where he and his belated husband had gotten married and when he’d sought out the church for solace in his time of need. There’s a deeper message here than just loss – one that Sam Smith went into more directly on his Instagram, but you get the point: love the one you’re with while you’ve got them, and trust that God has the answers even when you don’t. LAY ME DOWN – http://po.st/7I39eB A photo posted by Sam Smith (@samsmithworld) on Feb 5, 2015 at 3:58am PST Share this:TweetShare on Tumblr Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.