It’s been a great year for Mary Lambert: The Seattle singer loaned her voice to Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ “Same Love,” the song that has come to define the struggle for marriage equality. But Lambert’s contribution is actually a snippet from her original song, “She Keeps Me Warm,” much in the same way Dido’s “Thank You” was sampled in Eminem’s “Stan.”
Hot off a riveting performance of “Same Love” on the MTV Video Music Awards, where the track won Best Video with a Social Message, Lambert is now releasing the official music video for “She Keeps Me Warm.” It’s probably the best meetcute scene we’ve witnessed in ages. (Young lesbians in love always make us gush, so sue us!)
In an exclusive interview, Lambert told NewNowNext that “Warm” is “another side” to ‘Same Love”: “My intention with [“She Keeps Me Warm’] was not political… ‘Same Love’ was a social and political statement, which is essential for the movement. But it’s important that folks who disagree with “Same Love” recognize that love is a universal beauty… I was only writing [“Warm”] because it was truthful and I’m not scared to use female pronouns in my music.”
We expect big things from this talented lady.