Paul McCartney’s ‘Hope for the Future’ to Be Released On Vinyl
Sir Paul McCartney has done it again. His latest single, 'Hope for the Future' has become a hit of sorts thanks to its part in the record-breaking video game, 'Destiny.' The song is now set for release on a special 12-inch vinyl edition which will include a total of five different mixes of the song. The majestically melodic tune was produced by Giles Martin, son of the legendary George Martin, the man behind the board for that one group Macca used to be in, the Beatles.
McCartney was commissioned to write the song for the video game; along with the "main" mix, there also the "thrash," "Mirwais," "Beatsession" and "Jaded" mixes. In the video for the song, Sir Paul is featured in hologram form:
“When you’re writing something like 'Hope for the Future,' which is custom made, it is like doing a portrait for someone," McCartney said in a press release. "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."
The song works just as well as when heard without the game. "In the game you're basically trying to save Earth from the invaders, the aliens, so that suggested to me the ‘hope for the future’ idea and I went from there," he continued. "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.”
The vinyl is set for release Jan. 13, and will also come with a download card featuring all five tracks.
A1) 'Hope for the Future' (Main)
A2) 'Hope for the Future' (Thrash)
A3) 'Hope for the Future' (Mirwais Mix)
B1) 'Hope for the Future' (Beatsession Mix)
B2) 'Hope for the Future' (Jaded Mix)
From Ultimate Classic Rock: You Think You Know the Beatles?