Paul McCartney has announced details of a new single, ‘Hope For The Future’ – his first song to be specifically written for a video game.
The track, due to be released with a variety of different mixes on December 8, was recorded for the soundtrack of the hit video game Destiny.
Speaking in this week’s NME, available digitally and at newsstands now, McCartney discusses what drew him to the project.
“I was intrigued by the intricacy of the music because in a game if you go one route a certain piece of the music plays,” he said. “I know from my kids and my grandkids, they just bury themselves in a game and I don’t think they’ve got time to listen to my music. Their agenda is pretty full with all the other stuff, you know, so I like the idea of infiltrating into their agenda.”
Asked whether or not he’s played Destiny, McCartney responded: “I’m not very good at games. I’ve got so much else to be getting on with; I can’t have my face in a screen, you know, bopping along in a game. I had a go and it was great, but I got mashed almost instantly. The aliens mashed me.”
‘Hope For The Future’ is released on December 8 in a digital bundle that includes four exclusive remixes, including a “thrash” mix.
‘Destiny’ was released last week and has so far grossed over £200 million worldwide ($325 million). It’s tipped to become one of the highest selling video game franchises of all time.