Paul McCartney's new single won't be coming from his "New" album. Rather, it will be the theme song for the new sci-fi video game "Destiny," for which McCartney wrote a classical-style 50-minute score suite with collaborators Marty O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori.
The game is due out September 9, and the McCartney single is expected to be released shortly thereafter; there's no word yet on a soundtrack album release.
O'Donnell, who also worked on the "Halo" game, told Edge magazine that he and the manufacturers were "quite worried" about how McCartney's pacifistic policies would jibe with "Destiny's" violent nature: "But he seemed excited about it. He's played 'Halo' with his grandkids. I think he's pretty excited that he's stretching into an area he hasn't stretched before."
Giles Martin, son of the Beatles' longtime producer George Martin and one of McCartney's collaborators on "New," conducted the orchestra for the "Destiny" soundtrack. McCartney is currently on the road in North America and next performs Tuesday (August 12) in Phoenix.