Friday, September 12, 2014

McCartney confirms release of "Hope" from Destiny video game as next single

From Paul's official site:

Taken from the biggest entertainment release of the year ‘Destiny’ - Paul McCartney’s ‘Hope’ is confirmed for release after online leak

He has written countless hit singles, orchestral scores, released electronica albums, film theme songs and changed the world with his music. Listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the World’s Most Successful Composer and Recording Artist of All Time, Paul McCartney has now added another first to his impressive list. No stranger to being involved with hotly anticipated releases, Paul has now entered a new genre all together.

This week saw the release of the most expensive and highly anticipated video game of all time – Destiny. Ten years in the making Destiny is the biggest entertainment property of 2014. Earlier this week fans were queuing through the night to get their first glimpse. Stores across the world opened early in order to meet the demand. Made by Bungie and Activision, the team behind Halo and Call of Duty, Destiny is expected to change the gaming industry. The hype surrounding this release demonstrates how the gaming industry has overtaken Hollywood.

The continuing success of this market and the scale of Destiny is further underlined by the fact Paul McCartney has written the game’s end title theme song 'Hope', as well as working on the soundtrack. Throughout his career Paul has always looked at ways to reach new audiences with his music and has never been afraid to try out new ideas or platforms. This is the first time that Paul has ever written for a computer game and he has likely started yet another trend for the world of popular music. Paul teased fans with a tweet in 2012 confirming that he was working on a project with Bungie but this week following the games release the wait was over for fans when 'Hope' started to appear on the Internet.
Produced by Giles Martin, 'Hope' is as epic as the game itself. Following the positive response and reaction to the leaked track it is confirmed today that the track will get an official release later in the year with more details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Here's the tune:

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