Coming on December 8th, will be Paul McCartney‘s new single, called, “Hope For The Future.” The tune, which was written four the recently released video game Destiny, has until now has been exclusively available within the Halo game itself. The track, which is being issued on the 34th anniversary of John Lennon‘s murder, was produced by Giles Martin, son of the Beatles‘ legendary producer George Martin. The Destiny video game shattered records having sold a whopping $325 million worldwide in its first five days on the market.
McCartney spoke about writing for the video game, explaining, “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.”