Ready To Fly

Album: single release only (2022)
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Songfacts®:

  • Here, Sub Focus teams up with his fellow UK producer Dimension. The hardcore '90s-inspired dance track features vocals by Somerset singer-songwriter Jo Hill.
  • In popular music, the phrase "ready to fly" is often used to show the singer is ready to leave and start a new journey or to face new challenges on their own. Here, Hill needs her partner to help her take a step forward. Her heart is ready, and with his support they will soar in the sky together.
  • Sub Focus and Dimension have studios next door to each other in Kings Cross, London, so they sometimes do sessions together. According to Sub Focus, Dimension played him a scratch vocal that he'd recorded with an inexpensive microphone and an up-and-coming singer, Jo Hill. Sub Focus knew they had to work together on it as the vocal had a special quality when played at a faster speed. It reminded him of the kind of mixing he and his friends used to do as teenagers in the late '90s, blending Happy Hardcore and Drum & Bass records to create new sounds.

    Dimension added: "We referenced that hardcore '90s sound and tried to bring that essence of nostalgia and familiarity, but with a totally modern take."
  • Sub Focus and Dimension created "Ready To Fly" for their back-to-back set on Glastonbury's Arcadia Spider stage on June 26, 2022. They released it as a single on October 7, 2022.
  • This is Sub Focus and Dimension's first collaboration since their 2018 single "Desire." That track reached #52 on the UK Singles chart before going Gold.

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