Logic & Sam Smith Self Reflect In Style For A Timbaland-Produced Gospel Ballad (Video)
Last November, English Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Sam Smith released his second studio album, The Thrill of It All, a follow-up to his massively successful debut, In The Lonely Hour, which has sold over 12 million copies to date.
Of all of the songs that fall on the aforementioned The Thrill of It All, one receives a helping hand from widely known Hip-Hop and R&B producer Timbaland, and today, their ballad, “Pray,” is brought to life with a powerfully sophisticated visual.
Timbaland, who has found great success outside of the Rap and R&B boxes with artists like Justin Timberlake, Tears For Fears, and Nelly Furtado in years past, builds an epic, Gospel-inspired record as the canvas for Sam Smith’s similarly grand tale about coming to terms with yourself.
However, unlike the official studio version of the track, this video mix is accompanied by a few deft, emotional verses from Logic, providing further depth and detail to this already Hip-Hop tinged Timbaland ensemble. As for the visuals themselves, the scenery that surrounds the talented duo is as elegant as the track itself, as Smith and Logic seamlessly juxtapose their rhymes of pain and self-reflection against an artistically inclined backdrop of explicitly dignified grandeur.