Ellie Goulding Serenades Rachel McAdams for 'How Long Will I Love You' Video

Highlight from U.K. singer's 'Halcyon Days' graces rom-com soundtrack

Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Ellie Goulding has released a new music video starring actress Rachel McAdams in support of "How Long Will I Love You," one of 10 bonus tracks featured on the pop siren's just-dropped Halcyon Days. To be clear, the clip doesn't feature any original shots of McAdams — instead, the video culls footage from About Time, a British romantic comedy that features the 34-year-old movie star (and, weirdly, a Groundhog's Day-esque time-travel plot). Goulding's "How Long Will I Love You," a tender cover of a song by U.K. folkie crew the Waterboys, appears on the film's soundtrack.

When the camera isn't spying on the love story between McAdams and About Time co-star Domhnall Gleeson, it's focused on Ellie, who honors sappy rom-com tropes by gazing wistfully through a window, walking alone by a beach, and staring off into a gray horizon. Watch the video above, and scroll down to watch the trailer for About Time, which opens in the U.S. in November. Head over to iTunes to purchase Halcyon Days, the extended version of Goulding's outstanding 2012 LP, Halcyon.

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