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While appearing on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday, singer Ellie Goulding announced that she will be the “musical voice” of Tris in Divergent.

“I have always wanted to do a film soundtrack, be really involved with a film,” she said on the morning talk show. “And not just provide songs, but also install my voice in the soundtrack as well. I’ve gotten to work with an orchestra and the musical director, and it’s been so much fun. I’m really excited.”

“I’ve seen [the film] and it’s awesome – obviously,” she added.

UPDATE: In a separate interview with MTV, Goulding says the new song she wrote is titled “Beating Heart.” In addition, she says her voice has been “kind of woven into the instrumental bits of the soundtrack.”

“I basically got to go into the studio, and just be put in front of the microphone for a few hours and sing whatever I wanted to sing,” she adds. “Not even words, noises and sounds, too. I listened to a lot of Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard.”

Watch her brief interview with GMA below.

Hints of Goulding’s involvement with the film surfaced when the first clip included one of her songs.

The artist is best known for her hit songs “Burn,” “Lights,” and “Anything Could Happen.” As mentioned in the interview, Goulding is embarking on a United States tour during March and April. She’ll also appear at the annual Coachella music festival in Indio, California.

More details about Goulding’s involvement with Divergent are expected later. Stay tuned!

Divergent hits theaters March 21, 2014. The film is directed by Neil Burger (who recently tweeted that the film is “looking great”) and stars Shailene Woodley as Tris and Theo James as Four.

It’s worth noting that she also wrote a song titled “Mirror” for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack last year.

  • http://hunyumstan.tumblr.com/ hunyum

    shes becoming the Shailene Woodley of OST’s

    • Riana-Tiana Menezes

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • Colin

      If anything, she’s becoming more over-exposed. This whole “Shailene Woodley’s in everything” joke makes little sense to me, when she’s only (as far as major mainstream motion pictures go) starring in Divergent, and The Fault in Our Stars. Granted, both are certainly pretty highly-anticipated by their respective fanbases, but being in two big movies in a year is something even Emma Stone did, like, years ago. Anyway, whatever haha.

      • Riana-Tiana Menezes

        Are you forgetting that she also signed on to play Mary Jane in the Amazing Spider Man 2?
        Her role got cut, but still. That would have been 3 major movies in just a year.

        • Colin

          I’m not, but as you said… her small supporting role was cut from the film. So that leaves two. I’m sure many actors this year will be appearing in more than one major movie, probably more than two even.

  • Colin

    So it’s safe to assume that Blood in the Water will actually be featured in the background of the first kiss scene, as it was in the clip? Funny how everyone seemed so sure it wouldn’t be in the final cut. Hmmm, does that mean the fans didn’t like it?

    • mia

      the director said that song was only for the clip, it’s not in the actual movie.

  • Caroline J.

    i still don’t really understand what this means but… COOL!

    • http://benchpressabear.tumblr.com Joan

      LOL! Me neither. My impression is that her contribution to the soundtrack and her contribution to the film score are each its own, separate thing.

    • Colin

      Think of Ellie as the Kimya Dawson to Divergent’s Juno. Her vocals will be present throughout the movie, as part of the “score”, and then presumably her new song will be featured at the start of the end credits.

  • Guest

    I’m not at all surprised. Studios need to expand the artists used on the soundtracks.

  • Jak

    Oh, okay. I read this as “Ellie Goulding will voice-over when Tris sings.” Which would have sounded terrible.

    • Esmeblabbed

      Haha that’s what I thought and I was like, “Tris doesn’t sing!”

  • Colin

    My only issue is that, it would seem, no one but Ellie Goulding will be on the soundtrack. I would’ve liked the variety of artists the Twilight and Hunger Games soundtrack have offered. Also, as far as potential sequels go, the soundtracks will be a little inconsistent, unless they decide to keep Ellie around, or replace her with, like, Florence Welch or (god forbid) Lorde.

  • hpboy13

    I first thought, “Is Divergent a musical?” And then I realized that would be kind of awesome…

  • Sage McKay

    So so happy and excited for this.

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