Paul McCartney’s original song for the first-person shooter video game Destiny has surfaced on Youtube. The song’s called “Hope For The Future” and was recorded with a 120-piece orchestra at London’s Abbey Road Studios. McCartney also helped to score the soundtrack for the game. “There was no check involved, big or otherwise,” a representative for the video game developer Bungie told Vulture about McCartney’s involvement. “He’s in it for the creativity. He got a wonderful opportunity to reach an audience that wouldn’t typically be immersed in Paul McCartney. They might hear the name — of course he’s everywhere, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics, obviously he’s touring and recording nonstop — but he sees it as a way to reach a new audience that might not otherwise hear his music.” Listen below.
The song is set to be released as an official single sometime in the future.
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