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Sam Smith hints that he will be singing Spectre theme song

After months of rumors and speculation about who will be singing the theme song for the newest James Bond installment Spectre, Sam Smith has provided a clue.

The British singer posted a photo to his Instagram and Twitter accounts with a hand wearing a ring of a small octopus logo. Any 007 fan can tell you that the sea creature appears on the rings for members of the criminal organization Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion or SPECTRE, which dates back to the 1962 Bond film Dr. No. 

The octopus has been a big part of the promo for the new film, according to Entertainment Weekly. However, nothing has been announced and the Stay With Me singer did not provide a comment with his photo.

Come on, Sam. That HAS to be a way of telling us that you are singing the theme song. It’s either that, or you just really like octopus or spider-looking things?

Smith said in July that people were speculating too soon over his involvement in the James Bond theme song, MTV reports. “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,” Smith said in an interview with Capital FM. Somehow, the interview went missing…initiate spy senses!

Speculation had been centered around singers such as Ellie Goulding, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke and Ed Sheeran before Smith became the frontrunner.

If he is going to sing the song, it will be great for the franchise. Nothing like a Grammy winner with a flawless voice to follow another Grammy winner with a flawless voice!

Adele’s Skyfall was awarded at both the Oscars and the Golden Globes. Hopefully, we will see Sam score similar honors!

If he is indeed the man for the job this year, he will not only follow in the footsteps of Adele, but he will follow artists such as Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Duran Duran, Carly Simon, Paul McCartney and, more recently, Alicia Keys and Jack White.

The Sam Mendes-directed Spectre will hit theaters on Nov. 6.

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