Sam Smith and Demi Lovato Go for the Gold In Sporty 'I'm Ready' Music Video

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While the Summer Olympics might have been postponed, the new music video for Sam Smith and Demi Lovato's single "I'm Ready" is unabashedly paying tribute to the spectacle of Olympic glory.

The stylized video celebrates love through the lens of competition and athleticism as Smith and Lovato participate in a number of Olympic sports with some very bold twists -- such as high-heeled Greco-Roman wrestling and the 100-meter drag race.

The song incorporates a fun, synth-pop flair with dynamic vocals to create an anthemic musical declaration that both artists are ready to find love and, more importantly, to be loved by someone who appreciates them.

"It’s so hard when you’re with someone/ Your heart breaks and it ain’t no fun/ But I gotta take that risk tonight," Smith sings in the pounding chorus. "I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready/ For someone to love me."

The music video culminates with the same triumphant vibe as the song itself, with Smith and Lovato earning Gold Medals on an Olympics-style winners podium.


Smith recently opened up about working with Lovato while chatting with Zane Lowe on Apple Music, and praised the songstress for being "a queer icon."

"I've been a fan of Demi's since I was 14, 13… and just as a sad, queer kid listening to that, going through my own stuff, I felt so connected, as did so many queer people," Smith said. "She is this pop star who creates for the love of creating. And she's not fussed about the coolness all the time."