It’s clear that Sam Smith and Demi Lovato share some serious musical chemistry, as evidenced on their new song, “I’m Ready.” Now, the British pop sensation is revealing what it is that makes the pair so compatible.
On Thursday (April 17), Smith appeared on SiriusXM Hits 1’s Morning Mash Up, where they revealed part of the reason that they and Demi get along so well is due to their mutual vulnerability, both out in the world and with one another.
“The thing that I love about her the most is that she lays all her cards out on the table,” Smith explained. “She’s having a human experience in front of everyone. 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.”
They continued, saying that more than anything, they find themselves “attracted to honesty” when it comes to friendships like theirs with Lovato. “When I was sitting in the studio with her, we just sat and we spun for hours and hours. I was so happy to know that she was just like me,” Smith said. “I just find her really inspiring.”
The superstar also gossiped with the hosts about the One Direction fandom’s theory that the band might be getting back together in 2020. Smith threw their support behind the idea, urging 1D to have the reunion fans been waiting for. “They should do it, and they should do it soon,” Smith said. “It would look odd, wouldn’t it, if they’re, like, 60 and doing it.”
Check out clips from Smith’s interview below: