The Summer Olympics won’t be taking place this year after all, but that’s not stopping Sam Smith and Demi Lovato from holding their own in the new music video for their highly-anticipated collaboration “I’m Ready”.
The playful visual, directed by Jora Frantzis, sees the two stars competing in a number of Olympic disciplines, side by side with several LGBT+ performers and drag queens, including Valentina and Gigi Goode from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
“I’m Ready” will be featured on Smith’s upcoming third studio album, and working with Lovato was a game-changer because they see her as an authentic pop star who isn’t scared of laying all her cards out on the table.
“I think in this pop world that we’re in … we get characters presented to us. She has never been afraid to lean into the uncomfortable when it comes to herself and her story and what she’s gone through,” said the British singer during a recent appearance on SiriusXM Hits 1’s Morning Mash Up.