AceShowbiz - The wait is finally over. Earlier this week, Sam Smith made fans excited when he announced that he had tapped rapper Logic for a new version of "Pray" off "The Thrill of It All". The much-anticipated remix was premiered on Thursday, March 29.
The Maryland rapper opens the song with a verse where he talks about wondering whether God will protect him. Sam then takes over with his original verses, before Logic comes back with a more vulnerable verse, where he raps about who has the right to judge him.
"I know you hater motherf***ers just can't relate at all/ If I'm the first one to the line that's fine, I'll take it all," he raps. "Well Logic, he gon' let 'em know/ I ain't perfect, but I', worth it/ I'm alive, I deserve it/ I been praying, I ain't playin'."
Taking to Twitter, Logic said that the song "is the most important feature I've ever done." He added, "Writing from the perspective of someone who feels unwanted and unaccepted. I'm here to tell you there are others like you! You're loved and you CAN be yourself!"
This is the most important feature I've ever done. Writing from the perspective of someone who feels unwanted and un accepted. Im here to tell you there are others like you! You're loved and you CAN be yourself! Thank you @samsmithworld for giving me the platform pic.twitter.com/hKlPNKp6i9— Bobby Tarantino (@Logic301) 29 Maret 2018
The original version of "Pray" was released on October 6, 2017. The song peaked at No. 55 on Billboard's Hot 100 and at No. 23 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. In a statement, Sam revealed that the song was inspired by the time he spent in Mosul, Iraq with the charity War Child.
"I spent five days in Mosul and came back embarrassed that I had know so little about the world and other people's lives," he said. "I went back to that great Nina Simone quote, that it is important to speak about the times you live in. I hadn't done that; I'd just written a bunch of songs about love. So I wanted to write about how I'm now starting to open my eyes, at 25, to what is going on in the rest of the world, and that it's not always pretty."