Demi Lovato and Sam Smith have finally given us the collaboration we've been waiting for! On April 16, the two dropped their new song, "I'm Ready," and is it too early to call it the song of the summer? In the Olympics-inspired video, Lovato and Smith go for the gold as they sing on podiums about how their ready to find love (hence the song title).
Prior to the song's release, Smith opened up to ET Canada about what it was like working with Lovato. "I never doubted that it would work, I think mainly because I'm a student of Demi's voice probably," Smith explained. "Growing up listening to her music and singing her music and trying to sing like Demi Lovato, I've been training for this moment for a long time. I absolutely adore her. As well as her incredible talent, everything she stands for as a human being is what I believe in and I just adore her. So, I'm so happy it's worked and I hope this isn't the last time we sing together."
Smith also revealed how they asked Lovato to be on song, which will be featured on their upcoming third album. "I'd been in contact with Demi for the last few years and before music or anything, I wanted to reach out to her as a friend and that's what I did," Smith said, referring to her drug overdose in July 2018. "She came to the studio and she's in an amazing place. She's the strongest person I've ever known and what she's gone through is something that I can't imagine how she's felt at times. I have struggled myself with loads of mental health issues and watching her journey and her composure through all of this is just so inspiring to me, it really is." Watch the Olympics-inspired video for "I'm Ready" above.