Sam Smith’s newest video is a luxe and moody affair thanks to the stunning work of director Ryan Hope.
This clip moves through a single, emotive shot as the singer’s tune ‘Lay Me Down’ off his debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ pulls at your heartstrings.
Between the impassioned eye-contact and the candle-lit backdrop, Ryan Hope creates a powerfully moving service at what we can only hope is The Church of Sam Smith that even the non-believers could get behind.
Of course, who better to have us in all of the feels than Ryan Hope, who masterminded videos for the likes of Woodkid, Pharrell, Bombay Bicycle Club, and Chromeo. The Sam Smith/Ryan Hope duo was made in heaven, as evidenced in every deft motion of the camera as it transitions seamlessly through time and space in the one-take video.
Don’t take our word for it. Watch it here:
Production Company: Black Dog Films
Director: Ryan Hope
EP: Jacob Swan Hyam
Producer: Amy James
DOP: Jake Scott
1st AD: Chris Kelly
Steady Cam: Simon Wood
Stylist: Esther Rouah
Make up: Candy Alderson
Commissioner: John Moule
Label: Capitol Records
Representation: Martin Roker @ Black Dog Films