Today, global superstar Sam Smith releases their brand new single and breath-taking video for “I’m Ready” with international music sensation Demi Lovato.
“I’m Ready”, announced by Sam and Demi through an Instagram live earlier this week, is an unashamed slice of pop perfection from these two incredible singers. The new single stands out as an anthem, a bold declaration by the pair that they are ready to be loved. Their emotive lyrics are perfectly reinforced by pulsating basslines and impressive riffs, as their vocals are carried over a powerful gospel chorus.
Alongside the new single is the incredible music video which sees Sam, Demi and a host of other characters take part in an Olympics of their own. Working with award-winning director Jora Frantzis (Cardi B, Rosalia) and renowned choreographer Sean Bankhead (Normani, Missy Elliot), the video shows scenes of wrestling, diving, synchronised swimming, gymnastics and a 100m race, culminating in a medal ceremony with Sam and Demi as the song reaches its epic climax.
The last twelve months has also seen Smith release singles “To Die For”, “How Do You Sleep?”, and “Dancing With A Stranger”, a joint release with Normani. The new single follows on from Sam’s recent album postponement announcement (full statement here) with further details of Sam’s third studio album to be revealed in coming months.
In 2019, “Stay With Me” became the Sam Smith’s first record to reach a billion streams on Spotify with “Too Good At Goodbyes” following shortly after. These achievements came just months after they completed their The Thrill Of It All World Tour, having performed over 100 dates worldwide and selling over 1 million tickets. In recent years, Smith has reached 10 million YouTube subscribers – one of a handful of UK artists to achieve this accolade. During their career, Sam has sold over 25 million albums worldwide and notched up seven UK No. 1 records to date, including “Writing’s On The Wall” – the first Bond theme to reach the position, gaining them a Guinness World Record. In addition, they have also received four GRAMMY Awards, three BRITs and an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song (“Writing’s On The Wall”).
Lovato kicked off 2020 with the debut of her powerhouse ballad “Anyone” during a stripped-down performance at the GRAMMY Awards, and then quickly followed it up by performing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIV, proving that she is back stronger than ever. Most recently, the multi-platinum, GRAMMY-nominated singer/songwriter released her up-tempo, self-reflective new single “I Love Me” that was accompanied by a colorful official music video directed by Hannah Lux Davis (Ariana Grande, Drake, Nicki Minaj). Watch HERE.
ABOUT DEMI LOVATO
Demi Lovato is a globally known, multi-platinum singer with one of the biggest social media followings of 108+ million. Her 2008 debut album, Don’t Forget, was followed with sold-out world tours and five hit records, including 2017’s Tell Me You Love Me, featuring the viral hit “Sorry Not Sorry”. Other hit singles include “Cool for the Summer” and “Heart Attack”, among others. In early 2020, she made her return to the stage with the debut of “Anyone” at the GRAMMY Awards and appeared at Super Bowl LIV where she performed the National Anthem, followed by the recent release of her empowering new single “I Love Me.” Alongside her music, Demi has also maintained an acting career, and can currently be seen in the final season of NBC’s “Will & Grace,” as well as the upcoming Netflix feature film, “Eurovision”, with Will Ferrell, Rachel McAdams and Pierce Brosnan.
Lovato has been honoured with numerous awards, including an MTV Video Music Award, five People’s Choice Awards, an ALMA Award, a Latin American Music Award, and a GLAAD Vanguard Award for LGBTQ activism. She has received two Grammy Award nominations, four Billboard Music Award nominations and three Brit Award nominations. Lovato is a passionate global advocate for mental health, named by Global Citizen as the organization’s official ambassador in 2017. She was also honoured by the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behaviour at UCLA, with the Artistic Award for Courage, and is a New York Times Best-Selling author.