'THE LYRICS: 1956 TO THE PRESENT' out November 2nd
In this extraordinary book, with unparalleled candour, Paul recounts his life and art through the prism of 154 songs from all stages of his career.
Edited and Introduced by Paul Muldoon
Published 2nd November, 2021
'Hope For The Future' - New Single Release Details
Paul McCartney’s new song
'Hope For the Future' to be globally released on 8th December
Digital bundle to include Paul’s original anthem from the biggest entertainment release of the year ‘Destiny’ plus four exclusive mixes
Paul’s new song 'Hope For The Future' will be globally released on Monday 8th December. The song was written by Paul for the record-breaking video game 'Destiny', and until now has been exclusively available within the game itself. Produced by Giles Martin, 'Hope For The Future' is as epic as the game, which sold-through more than $325 million worldwide in its first five days.
It goes without saying that Paul has written countless hit singles, orchestral scores, electronica works, film themes, and has consistently 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 has now added another first to his impressive list: 'Hope For The Future' marks the first time that Paul has ever written specifically for a video game — one poised to become the most successful franchise of its kind.
Details of the release are confirmed today and the original version of the track from the 'Destiny' credits will be made digitally available alongside four special mixes.
The tracklisting is as follows:
1) 'Hope For The Future (Main)'
2) 'Hope For The Future (Thrash)'
3) 'Hope For The Future (Beatsession Mix)'
4) 'Hope For The Future (Jaded Mix)'
5) 'Hope For The Future (Mirwais Mix)'
Talking about the writing process Paul said:
“When you’re writing something like 'Hope For The Future', which is custom made, it is like doing a portrait for someone. 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 a Guardian of the last city on Earth 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.”
From Bungie, the creators of the 'Halo' franchise, Activision Publishing Inc., the creators and publishers that brought you 'Call of Duty', 'Destiny' is the biggest new video game franchise launch in history and one of the biggest entertainment launches of the year.
More info about 'Destiny':
In Destiny, you are cast as a Guardian of the last city on Earth, able to explore the ancient ruins of our solar system in a social, living universe filled with other players. You will journey through environments spanning the red dunes of Mars to the lush jungles of Venus while creating your own legend as you and your friends venture out into the stars to reclaim the treasures and secrets lost after the collapse of humanity.
Over the course of your adventures you will become more powerful as you wield rare and exotic weapons, gear, and super abilities. In addition to the story campaign, you can take your unique character into any cooperative or competitive activity, including the ability to compete with or against your friends in The Crucible, Destiny's competitive multiplayer mode featuring numerous playlists and maps spanning diverse environments across the galaxy.
 According to Chart-Track, first parties, retail customer sell-through information and Activision Blizzard internal estimates.