||Paul's fifty-ninth single and and, incredibly, his first vinyl single (albeit on 12") in the UK in over seven years,
the last being Ever Present Past which was issued in very small quantities as a seven-inch in November 2007.
(Christmas Kisses was issued in 2012 on coloured vinyl but that was US-only (again very limited)).
Credited to "Paul McCartney".
Under the MPL Communications banner, this is another outing for Paul on the Starbucks "Hearmusic" label.
Written and composed by Paul McCartney.
Produced by Giles Martin.
Paul McCartney - Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Rusty Anderson - Electric Guitar
Brian Ray - Bass Guitar
Paul "Wix" Wickens - Keyboards
Abe Laboriel Jr. - Drums
Toby Pitman - Additional Keyboards & Programming
Caroline Dale - Cello
Libera Boys Choir.
Recorded at Abbey Road, London, Avatar Studios, New York, Air Studios, London and Hog Hill Mill, Sussex.
Orchestra conducted and arranged by Ben Foster.
Mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent at Henson Recording Studios, L.A.
Mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound, New York.
Vinyl Cutting by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road.
The 12" is on high quality 180 gram vinyl.
Track 1 - Hope For The Future (Main) (4:01)
Track 2 - Hope For The Future (Thrash) (2:53)
Additional Guitar/Drums/Bass - Toby Pitman
Track 3 - Hope For The Future (Mirwais Mix) (4:19)
Remixed by Mirwais.
Track 1 - Hope For The Future (Beatsession Mix - 120 b.p.m.) (5:55)
Remixed by Beatsession. Mastered by Shane at Finyl Tweek, London
Track 2 - Hope For The Future (Jaded Mix - 124 b.p.m.) (5:30)
Remixed by Jaded. Mastered by Shane at Finyl Tweek, London
Photography by MJ Kim
Original concept artwork by Bungie.
This track was written by Paul for a video game called 'Destiny', and initially was only available within the game itself.
Destiny is a first-person shooting video game (a la Doom) and was issued on 9th September 2014.
The manufacturers claimed that the game took over 325 million dollars worldwide in it's first week !
The official soundtrack for the video game was composed by Michael Salvatori, C.Paul Johnson, Martin O'Donnell, Skye Lewin and Stan LePard with contributions and input from Paul McCartney.
The soundtrack album was released on 26th September 2014.
On Monday 8th December 2014 the track was globally released as a "digital download", but did not chart.
See images, audio and video at Paul's own site.