'Spectre' will be released in UK cinemas in October
Ellie Goulding has hinted that she has recorded the theme for the new James Bond film, Spectre.
The 24th Bond film will star Daniel Craig in his fourth outing as 007, coming to British and Irish cinemas on the evening of October 26.
Sam Smith recently distanced himself from the speculation that he would be performing the theme, saying he had heard Goulding was recording the song.
Now, Goulding has taken to Instagram to post a photograph of herself leaving London’s Abbey Road – the recording studio used by Adele for the Skyfall theme.
Goulding’s caption read: “It’s a wrap”. See the picture below.
Meanwhile, the film’s director Sam Mendes has revealed that the theme has been written, with the artist’s identity to be revealed soon.
Speaking in an interview with BBC News, Mendes confirmed that the song is ready to go ahead of the film’s October release date.
“I can say that the song’s been recorded and it’s fantastic and I’m very excited about it,” he said. “You won’t have to wait long.”
Bookmakers William Hill have closed betting on the identity of the artist. William Hill’s odds prior to closing bets were as follows:
Sam Smith (2/5)
Ed Sheeran (8/1)
Ellie Goulding (10/1)
Lana Del Rey (14/1)
Noel Gallagher (25/1)
One Direction (40/1)