It looks as though Sam Smith has confirmed he is the musician behind the latest James Bond theme, despite previously suggesting he had nothing to do with it. Taking to Twitter this afternoon (7 September), the Lay Me Down singer shared an image of his hand, complete with a ring branded with the Sceptre logo.
The eagerly anticipated song will accompany the 24th 007 film. The track has been shrouded in mystery, with only a few hints from artists such as Ellie Goulding and now Smith that they are involved. While nothing is yet concrete, this looks pretty definitive.
While a number of names have been suggested since the film was announced last year, Smith has long remained a front-runner for both fans and bookmakers. Other artists linked with the song include Radiohead, Lorde, Coldplay, Lana del Rey and Ellie Goulding.
It was thought that Goulding was the singer behind the song, after she posted a photo of herself leaving Abbey Road studios, where Bond themes are usually recorded. However, a spokesperson for the Love Me Like You Do singer clarified that she was just working on her own album there. Radiohead then took over as bookies' favourites after one punter lumped £15,000 on them being the band to sing the track.
Adele performed the hugely successful theme song to the last James Bond outing, Skyfall, for which she won an Academy Award. Spectre will be released in UK cinemas on 6 November and sees Daniel Craig reprising his role as the secret agent. The film also stars Ben Whishaw, Monica Belucci, Léa Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes and Christoph Waltz.