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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Paul McCartney's next single will be the theme song for Destiny

Published 13/08/2014 | 15:02

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Sir Paul McCartney has helped a couple get engaged on his first night back on tour
Sir Paul McCartney has helped a couple get engaged on his first night back on tour
Sir Paul McCartney has been moved by messages of support after he fell ill
Sir Paul McCartney has been moved by messages of support after he fell ill

Destiny is the year's most anticipated game and the man partly behind the soundtrack is none other than the legendary Paul McCartney.

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According to The New York Times, McCartney has been working on the project since 2010. Marty O'Donnell, former resident composer for game developer Bungie, suggested McCartney might be interested in the challenge of composing pieces for video games.

Hilco invited Paul McCartney to perform in the store.
Hilco invited Paul McCartney to perform in the store.

McCartney, no stranger to scoring orchestral pieces, was intrigued by the interactive nature of the music, having to respond to the players actions and status.

The writing took place periodically at Abbey Road Studios, London and at studios in L.A and New York.

Destiny for PS4/Xbox One/PS4/X360
Destiny for PS4/Xbox One/PS4/X360

Last summer, Marty O'Donnell told Edge Magazine that himself, McCartney and Mike Salvatori had not only recorded music for the game, but also a 50-minute orchestral suite using the game's themes.

McCartney recently revealed his contribution of a theme song for the game, due to be his next single. The as yet untitled song, was recorded in Abbey Road with a 120-piece ensemble and produced by Mark Stent.

Destiny, a first person multiplayer shooter with strong role-playing aspects, currently holds the record of most pre-ordered Gamestop game. During beta access, players enjoyed a diverse soundtrack which received nearly as much praise as the game itself.

No release date for the single has been announced, but with Destiny arriving on the 9th of September, McCartney's latest can be expected soon after.

Read our Destiny Beta review here

 

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