Just over a year ago Mary Lambert went onto youtube to look for a cute music video to watch that expressed the love she was feeling. The only problem was that she couldn’t find a single one; nothing that reflected her experience or love for her partner.
Many people already know Mary Lambert from the chorus of “Same Love,” a ground breaking song done by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. On her blog she talks about how she was approached at just the right time in her life to write and sing the chorus to this song. She worried about using the pronoun she and how it would be received. She was amazed to find not only men but women singing along to the song. They didn’t have a problem with it and she was inspired.
She decided to expand the chorus and produce her own music video that reflected her experience and love for her partner as a lesbian woman.
“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.”
This song is equally, if not more important than “Same Love.” For women who do not see their experiences and love reflected in mainstream movies, stories, songs, or other forms of media this song does exactly that. A lesbian relationship is not being appropriated to push a message about equality.
It is a love song, not a political statement.
Related posts from Mary Lambert’s blog:
- IT’S HERE! IT’S QUEER! IT’S CUTE! I’M CRYING!
- Listen to She Keeps Me Warm
- We Just Shot a Gay Music Video!
- Interview with Huffington Post
- Interview with BuzzFeed
- Mary Lambert’s “She Keeps Me Warm” and Love Songs for all Couples