Two years ago, Sir Paul McCartney announced via Twitter that he was "really excited to be working on writing music with Bungie, the studio that made Halo.” Now, with the release of Destiny, Bungie's newest alien-zapping first-person shooter, we finally get to hear the fruits of McCartney's labor.
"Hope For The Future" is a suitably epic song for the closing credits of the game. It's an uplifting reward for the gamer who has spent several full days mowing down hordes of extraterrestrial enemies. The 120-piece orchestra and schmaltzy lyrics might seem over the top, but after saving the world, a mighty fanfare is totally appropriate.
In addition to the closing credits song, Paul composed almost an hour of in-game music. However, it doesn't look like he's trying to make a new career scoring games. Macca took on the project purely for the creative experience. Bungie's Eric Osbourne told Vulture:
There was no check involved, big or otherwise. 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.
Destiny was released September 9th. You can buy it for a variety of platforms through Amazon.
For more music, videos, news, and tour dates, check out Paul McCartney's Zumic artist page.
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