Track taken from the video game Destiny
Paul McCartney‘s latest single ‘Hope for the Future’, which originally appeared in the first-person shooter video game Destiny, is to be released on vinyl.
As reported by Rolling Stone, the 12-inch is to be pressed on 180-gram vinyl and will feature four new remixes, including a ‘Jaded Mix’ and ‘Thrash Mix’, which has been reworked by Madonna producer Mirwais. A download card will also be included.
Destiny was released last September and features a mostly orchestral soundtrack composed by Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Martin O’Donnell, Skye Lewin and Stan LePard, with contributions from McCartney.
“When you’re writing something like ‘Hope for the Future,’ which is custom made, it is like doing a portrait for someone,” McCartney said in a statement. “You have to use your imagination and work out what they need, what they’re going to want and then what you want to give them. Then you’ve got to combine those three things into something that you still think maintains integrity.
“So in the game you’re basically trying to save Earth from the invaders, the aliens, so that suggested to me the ‘hope for the future’ idea and I went from there. Then I thought it is not just a game song, this will get played outside the game so it has got to be stand-alone too, you can’t have references to aliens or people will think, ‘What’s he talking about?’ So it had to have its own stand-alone meaning and integrity.”
McCartney’s collaboration with Destiny‘s publishers Activision is perhaps only his second most unlikely team-up of recent months, however. New Year’s Day saw the release of Kanye West’s ‘Only One’, which featured input from the former Beatle.