We recently caught up with singer-songwriter Mary Lambert to discuss her involvement with the hit Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song "Same Love" and what her girlfriend thinks about her spinoff song that takes the chorus and spins off into the single, "She Keeps Me Warm." Now the adorable video for the single has premiered on Billboard just before Lambert's makes her debut at this Sunday's VMAs alongside the duo.
On her site, Lambert writes:
"This music video is about love and it's about visibility. I could be wrong, but I've never seen a relationship like mine accurately portrayed in a music video. I've seen women rolling around in lingerie, bisexual love triangles, women cheating on their boyfriends with a girl- definitely.
So this is where I need to say one thing explicitly: gay relationships are not, nor have ever, been a novelty. My love is valid, equal, and beautiful.
"With this video, my hope is that you think of the first time you fell in love with that one person. The person you were so terrified to hold hands with. You daydreamed about them, wrote letters you might never give to them, had to know anything and everything about them, and couldn't believe that they actually liked you back. Maybe it was a time when you were less jaded, or maybe you had your defenses up and they slipped the rug underneath you when you weren't expecting it. Whatever it was in those moments, it was incredible. It was easy. It was nervous glances and sweaty palms.
"My intention is not a political one, although gay relationships are inherently political whether we want them to be or not; My intention was to make a love story. I hope you fall in love with this and share it with all of your loves. Thank you so much for your overwhelming support. My heart is filled with massive amounts of gratitude.
Watch the video exclusively on Billboard until Aug. 25.