VIDEO: Mary Lambert’s “Hang Out With You” Is The Perfect Summer Pop Song

Audrey’s Team Pick:

OH MY SWEET QUEER BABY HEART. Mary Lambert has given us a gift at the end of this wretched week. It is a music video about how sometimes all we can possibly do is hang out with our perfect dog and our hot, awkward girlfriend, and how it’s ok to lean into that desire.

Lord do I feel that.

Mary’s latest single, “Hang Out With You,” is a perfect summer pop song. Here’s the story behind it in her own words via Facebook:

“It’s here!! It’s here! It’s heeeeeeere! “Hang Out With You” is out today! Michelle Chamuel and I wrote this song when I was under serious pressure to write the next “hit.” I got so fed up trying to write something everyone else wanted me to write and at one point I just said, “I don’t want to write a song. I just want to hang out with you.” Michelle yelled, “HOT DOG! That’s a song!” And then I thought, “who should produce it…? YOU, most talented woman!” And it was done.

Chamuel is also Mary Lambert’s real-life partner and one of the co-stars of this most music video. The other co-star is a golden retriever!!

In the words of staff writer Maddie:

at first i was like “i have already seen a lesbian video about dogs recently and i’m kind of over it even though it is cute”
but THEN


Here y’all go. Be blessed.

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  1. This is, the most romantic way of putting it when gays pair up and just disappear for the foreseeable future.

  2. This video made me very happy in a week that has been full of anger and sadness. Thanks Mary and thanks for posting

    • Me too. I was like…she’s cute, and this video is so perfect. I want to hang out with her. This is a great song. I should totally call up Mary Lambert and ask her on a date…

      all of a sudden that woman on the bench came in and stole my girl.

  3. I loved this video. I want to hang out with Mary Lambert and her dog and her new gf.

    Also, is the dog wearing a sock at 3:06?? Too cute.

  4. I want to go on a platonic date with Mary Lambert and Tom Hardy just so I can watch them be excited about dogs.

    (okay, so it doesn’t have to be platonic…)

  5. Like I was so worried that this was gonna be a queer love song where the queer love was replaced with a dog and then the meetcuteeeeee. I’d watch this movie.

  6. I love this so much I cried a little.

    My summer has been full of procrastinating and not hanging out with friends and also I miss my girlfriend, who is currently 1000 miles away, a lot a lot. So basically this song describes me but makes me feel adorable like Mary Lambert instead of like a loser.

  7. ugggh this was exactly what I needed. I love Mary and Michelle and Mary’s dog so much!

  8. it’s v cute & i like it, but i kind of wanted this to be just a video of her hanging out with the dog. like, fuck all y’all, i just wanna spend time with myself and this dog.

  9. Literally YESTERDAY I said I didn’t want to dress like Mary Lambert and now I have to eat every word because I LOVE, LOVE her look in this video, this is lazy femme fashion & makeup goals 100%

  10. Awww this was so cute <3 and omg for some reason I hadn't properly listened to Mary lambert before but she's so good and also adorable!

  11. The first part of the video, hanging out with the dog is superior to the second part of the video, hanging out with humans

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