Sam Smith and Demi Lovato release new single and video for "I'm Ready"
Sam Smith has released their new single "I'm Ready" with Demi Lovato today.
The accompanying music video premiered earlier today on MTV Live, mtvU, MTV International and the iconic Viacom Times Square billboards.
"I’m Ready" is an unabashed slice of pop perfection – a bold declaration by the pair that they are ready to be loved. Their emotive vocals soar over a powerful gospel chorus and pulsating bassline. Both global superstars announced their collaboration earlier this week on Instagram.
The video sees Smith and Lovato competing in a variety of Olympian events before culminating in a medal ceremony as the song reaches its epic climax.
It was helmed by award-winning director Jora Frantzis (Cardi B, Rosalia) and renowned choreographer Sean Bankhead (Normani, Missy Elliot).
The remarkable cast of competitors includes Valentina (James Leyva), Karis (Charis Wilde), Alok (Alok Vaid-Menon), Gigi Goode (Samuel S. Geggie) from Season 12 of “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Shea Diamond (Shagasyia Diamond) and Jeffrey Williams.
"I’m Ready" will appear on Smith’s third studio album which is due out later this year.
Since the release of their 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide.
They have won four GRAMMY Awards®, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards. Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017 and also topped the charts in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium.
In the course of the last year, Smith has released a trio of smash singles. The chart-topping collaboration with Normani, "Dancing with a Stranger," has sold more than 10 million units and racked up over two billion streams worldwide. It was followed by "How Do You Sleep?," which has amassed over 600 million global streams, and "To Die For," which bowed on Valentine’s Day along with its accompanying video.
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