Sam Smith drops MAJOR hint that he's recording the theme song for the new James Bond film Spectre... after previously denying any involvement

There was fervent speculation that he was involved earlier in the track this year.

And now singer Sam Smith has dropped the first major hint that he will in fact be recording the theme song for the new James Bond film, Spectre.

The 23-year-old vocalist took to Instagram on Monday to share a snap of him wearing a ring emblazoned with the Spectre logo.

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Big clue: Sam Smith dropped the first major hint that he wil be recording the theme song for the new James Bond, Spectre, as he shared a snap of him wearing a ring emblazoned with the Spectre logo on Monday

Big clue: Sam Smith dropped the first major hint that he wil be recording the theme song for the new James Bond, Spectre, as he shared a snap of him wearing a ring emblazoned with the Spectre logo on Monday

Posting the black-and-white snap to his 4.7million followers without comment, it was evident that it was the Grammy-award winner's hand in the picture as his finger tattoo was clearly visible.

The ring in question featured the identifiable octopus logo of Spectre, the villainous agency that 007 came up against in many of the early Bond films and whom will return for the 2015 film.

The logo has been a key part of the promo push for Spectre so far and featured on a poster for the film in December.

Grammy winner: It seems Sam's army of fans were delighted by the major clue - and the post has garnered more than 80k likes since it was posted earlier today

Grammy winner: It seems Sam's army of fans were delighted by the major clue - and the post has garnered more than 80k likes since it was posted earlier today

It seems Sam's army of fans were delighted by the major clue - and the post has garnered more than 80k likes since it was posted earlier today.

One fan wrote excitedly: 'DO YOU KNOW WHAT THIS MEANS OMG YAAASSS' [sic].

Another added: 'Woo Yeh :) 007.....Looking forward to Spectre. Not long now ! Eek' [sic].

Looks familiar: The logo has been a key part of the promo push for Spectre so far and featured on a poster for the film in December

Looks familiar: The logo has been a key part of the promo push for Spectre so far and featured on a poster for the film in December

The logo has been a key part of the promo push for Spectre so far and featured on a poster for the film in December

We will meet again: The ring in question featured the identifiable octopus logo of Spectre, the villainous agency that 007 came up against in many of the early Bond films and returns in the 2015 film

The London native denied he was involved in the Spectre theme song earlier this year, telling Capital FM's Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon in July that it wasn't him.  

He explained: 'People seem to think I’m doing it but I have no idea what’s going on. I’m being deadly serious. I think I would know by now.'

He added that believed singer Ellie Goulding was going to record it.

Could it be? In an interview with Capital FM earlier this year, Sam Smith denied he was involved and believed singer Ellie Goulding was going to record it

Could it be? In an interview with Capital FM earlier this year, Sam Smith denied he was involved and believed singer Ellie Goulding was going to record it

Later that month, the 28-year-old girlfriend of Dougie Poynter did little to fuel the rumours when she posted a snap of her leaving Abbey Road studios, captioning the post: 'That's a wrap!'

The studios are where singer Adele recorded the previous Bond movie Skyfall's soundtrack in 2012.

And it wasn't the first case of Ellie dropping a hint, with the Halcyon hitmaker dropping a Bond-themed clue, when she tweeted 'Live and let die' earlier that month - the name of the 1973 Bond film with Paul McCartney at the helm.

Spectre hits UK cinemas on 26 October and is released in the US on 6 November. 

A spokesman for Sam Smith declined to comment when approached by MailOnline on Monday. 

New 007 flick: Spectre hits UK cinemas on 26 October and is released in the US on 6 November

New 007 flick: Spectre hits UK cinemas on 26 October and is released in the US on 6 November

 

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