Single Review – Paul McCartney – Hope For the Future

Paul McCartney continues to upturn any rock he can find for a new project and his latest effort was helping score the soundtrack for the video game Destiny after providing a few samples including a new single ‘Hope For the Future’ which is out today along with a spectacular video. For the single he talked of aiming for a more “cinematic” approach to match the visuals provided by the game. The string sections provide that throughout to vary degrees; from the delicate combinations with acoustic riffs to linking them to crash percussion and well charged guitar solos. The song goes on to fade to Paul’s lone vocal before soaring to a full compliment of instrumentals to only go on to highlight the dramatics of the track. It’s an effective arrangement for McCartney who ensured his well worn vocals were well up to the task as he swapped the synthesizers and guitars of last year for the string orchestras of 2014 and it’s something that he pulled off pretty damn well.

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