Singer Mary Lambert is on top of the world. The voice who sings the hook for the surprising Macklemore & Ryan hit "Same Love", has turned the hook into a single titled "She Keeps me Warm". And now, as Billboard.com reported on August 23, the music video of the song has made its world premiere.
Lambert, who was a little known singer from the Seattle area until "Same Love" exploded on the radio, is excited about the opportunity the song has given her. To be able to translate the hook of the song into her own single is unbelievable to Lambert, who is just a day away from performing with Macklemore & Ryan at the MTV Video Music Awards on August 25. Not only will she perform at the VMA's, she will also make appearances on "The Colbert Report" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show".
The sudden success is nice but Lambert is more focused on delivering a message through her music. "Same Love" and now "She Keeps Me Warm" are very personal songs for Lambert because they explore who she is as a lesbian woman. She wants to resonate with those out there in similar positions.
She tells Billboard:
"For me, writing the song was a very personal endeavor. It's talking about my sexuality and my religion. To have that resonate with people - and not just on a wide scale, with the pushing of gay marriage -- but on a very personal, real level, with people talking to me about their experience in church and their sexuality, that's where it really hits home to me. you're hearing these stories, and you know exactly what that person's gone though."
As people generally relate to music, Lambert hopes the lyrics speak a language translate on a national level but at first admits she was nervous about how a song advocating gay rights would be received on a national level.
"I was really apprehensive to hear it on the radio and see how people would respond. This wasn't Washington state radio -- this was national radio. It's such a wide audience that you don't know who's going to be listening to it. You don't know what people's belief systems are...I'm just kind of shocked that it's taken this entirely new life of its own."
Her career has also taken on a life of its own. Lambert has quit her three day jobs, and is now focused on writing music. One thing she has accomplished already is something that disappointed her just two years ago. With the release of the "She Makes Me Warm" video, she has been able to produce a video that celebrates, not only universal love, but a video that relates to gay females. She wants to show the world there is more to lesbian love, than shock value or to satisfy a man's fantasy.