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.