Despite some setbacks, Sam Smith is still very much ready.
After making the announcement that they’re delaying and renaming their forthcoming album due to the current world health crisis, Sam has decided to continue to push forward with a new single: the first “official” single being “I’m Ready,” featuring “Cool For The Summer” chanteuse, Demi Lovato.
The single – crafted alongside pop dream team Savan Kotecha, ILYA and The Cardigans‘ Peter Svensson – plays like a blend of Demi‘s “Tell Me You Love Me” and Sam‘s very own “How Do You Sleep?” (also a Savan Kotecha and ILYA production), as the superstar duo trade powerful verses about what they’re looking for in their ideal partners across a punchy, industrial-edged production.
“I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready/ For someone to love me (For someone to love me)…,” Sam and Demi sing on the soaring chorus.
Each time they hit that chorus, the song swells with even more emotive vocals and hard-hitting production. And by the time it reaches that final build (“I’m readyyyyy/ I’m readyyyyy!!“), they’ve truly taken us to church — powerful gospel-backed chorus and all, of course.
A Sam Smith and Demi Lovato collaboration just makes sense, and “I’m Ready” (combined with its stunning visual) without a doubt proves it. The pairing is, quite simply, a no-brainer.