Sam Smith may have released his sophomore album The Thrill Of It All in November, but the English singer is still breathing new life into the record almost six months later. Last week, Smith has teamed up with American rapper Logic for a remix of Smith’s third single “Pray,” giving the song a new level of depth and emotion.
Smith’s stunning falsetto remains a constant throughout the song, with Logic bringing in additional verses at the beginning and the end of the track. Logic, best known for his breakthrough single “1-800-273-8255,” makes for an interesting pairing with the Smith, with the two men bringing vastly different sounds to the recording studio that end up complimenting one another.
Smith teased the remix on his Instagram page earlier this week, writing “I am so excited for you to hear this new version of one of my favourite tracks on the album. It was an absolute pleasure to collaborate with Logic to create this, such an incredible artist.”
This isn’t the first time either artist has found success with a collaboration. Logic, whose latest mixtape Bobby Tarantino II went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200, had one of the biggest singles of 2017 with the socially conscious “1-800-273-8255,” which also featured Alessia Cara and Khalid.
As for Smith, the Grammy and Oscar-winning singer was first introduced to a mainstream audience thanks to his songs “Latch” with Disclosure and “La La La” with Naughty Boy.
Smith’s new remix with Logic is the second time the singer has found a second life for one of his tracks after its initial release. For his debut album In The Lonely Hour, Smith re-released the single “Lay Me Down” with John Legend. Like Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé’s re-release of “Perfect,” there’s a good chance that Smith’s new revision of “Pray” with Logic could help the single climb the charts faster than the original.
Sam Smith is currently on tour in support of The Thrill of It All and is scheduled to play Toronto on June 18, Montreal on June 19, Vancouver on September 10, Edmonton on September 12 and Calgary on September 13.