Ellie Goulding's new album is more ''ambitious''.

The 'Love Me Like You Do' hitmaker has revealed her next record is much ''bigger'' than her second studio record 'Halcyon' because she felt ''certain restrictions'' on her previous releases.

She said: ''I don't really know why this word seems appropriate but it's definitely bigger.

''Whether that means it's more adventurous, or a bit more ambitious, or a bit more daring, I don't know. But I'm certainly taking on something a lot bigger than I have before and sonically it's a lot bigger.

''I feel like there were maybe certain restrictions on the last album. But I'm at a point now with this album where it's just taken on a new life now of its own and I can't stop it.''

The 28-year-old star also teased fans can expect to hear the record sooner than expected as she promised it will be released at some point this year.

She told Billboard magazine: ''So that album is coming out and what people make of it I don't know, but it is coming. It's nearly finished and it will be out this year. Even if it's out on December 30, which is my birthday, it will be out this year.''

The news comes as speculation the blonde beauty has recorded the theme to the upcoming James Bond movie 'Spectre' grows, after Sam Smith said he heard Ellie had sung the track.

Meanwhile, she sparked further rumours by cryptically tweeting ''Live and let die'' recently, which is the title to the 1973 Bond movie, which Sir Paul McCartney performed the theme for.