The Paul McCartney Project

Hope For The Future

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Hope For The Future CD Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2014
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

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Song facts

From paulmccartney.com, September 12th, 2014:

[…] Years in the making ‘Destiny’ is the biggest entertainment property of 2014. Earlier this week fans were queuing through the night to get their first glimpse. Stores across the world opened early in order to meet the demand. Made by Bungie, the studio behind ‘Halo’, and published by Activision, the company that brought you ‘Call of Duty’, ‘Destiny’ is expected to change the gaming industry. The hype surrounding this release demonstrates how the gaming industry has overtaken Hollywood.

The continuing success of this market and the scale of ‘Destiny’ is further underlined by the fact Paul McCartney has written the game’s end title theme song ‘Hope’, as well as working on the soundtrack. Throughout his career Paul has always looked at ways to reach new audiences with his music and has never been afraid to try out new ideas or platforms. This is the first time that Paul has ever written for a computer game and he has likely started yet another trend for the world of popular music. Paul teased fans with a tweet in 2012 confirming that he was working on a project with Bungie but this week following the games release the wait was over for fans when ‘Hope’ started to appear on the Internet. […]

From Twitter – “I’m really excited to be working on writing music with @bungie, the studio that made Halo.” – Paul
Paul on the set of 'Hope For The Future' music video with director Daniel Askill
Paul on the set of ‘Hope For The Future’ music video with director Daniel Askill

A trusted contributor of the Steve Hoffman Music Forums wrote:

A part of the song is coming from “Kiss Me Now” , an unreleased song from 1984 which was demoed by George Martin ( The part from 2.00 to 2.18 mn)

From forum resident Etcetera

Last updated on March 25, 2019

Lyrics

Some hope for the future
Some wait for the call
To say that the days ahead
Will be the best of all

We will build bridges
Up to the sky
Heavenly lights surrounding
You and I

From out of the darkness
Our future will come
If we leave the past behind
We'll fly beyond the sun

We'll be together
Sharing the load
Watching in wonder
As our lives unfold

Hope for the future
It's coming soon enough
How much can we achieve?
Hope for the future
It will belong to us
If we believe
If we believe

Hope shines brightest in the dark
When nothing's ever seen
Lighting undiscovered places
No-one's ever been

Some hope for the future
Some wait for the call
To say that our destiny
Will be the best of all

And we will build bridges
Up to the sky
And heavenly lights
Surrounding you and I

Hope shines brightest in the dark
Where nothing's ever seen
Lighting undiscovered places
No-one's ever been

Hope for the future
Hope for the future
Hope for the future

Officially appears on


Hope For The Future

CD Single • Released in 2014

Studio versionA

Paul McCartney:
Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Rusty Anderson:
Lead guitar
Abe Laboriel Jr.:
Drums
Paul Wickens:
Keyboards
Brian Ray:
Bass guitar
Eddie Klein:
Recording engineer
Toby Pitman:
Keyboards, Programming
Caroline Dale:
Cello
Giles Martin:
Producer
Keith Smith:
Recording engineer
Ben Foster:
Arranger, Conductor
Sam Okell:
Recording engineer
Jamie Kirkham:
Recording engineer
Mark 'Spike' Stent:
Mixing engineer
Libera:
Boys choir

Session Recording:
Sep 20, 2012
Studio:
Avatar Studios, New York, USA

Session Recording:
February - March 2013
Studio:
AIR Studios, London, UK


Hope For The Future

CD Single • Released in 2014

Studio version


Hope For The Future

CD Single • Released in 2014

Studio version


Hope For The Future

CD Single • Released in 2014

Studio version


Hope For The Future

CD Single • Released in 2014

Studio version


Pure McCartney

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio versionA


Pure McCartney (Deluxe)

Official album • Released in 2016

Studio versionA

Bootlegs


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:09 • Studio version • [Main]


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

2:56 • Studio version • [Thrash]


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

6:00 • Studio version • [Beatsession Mix]


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

5:33 • Studio version • [Jaded Mix]


New - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

4:26 • Studio version • [Mirwais Mix]


Live performances

“Hope For The Future” has been played in 23 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Hope For The Future” has been played



Detroit • Joe Louis Arena

Oct 21, 2015 • Part of Out There Tour




Stockholm • Tele2 Arena

Jul 09, 2015 • Part of Out There Tour



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Jon R Beauregard 8 months ago

What is song on flip side hope for the future?


The PaulMcCartney Project 8 months ago

Hi Jon, on the CD single for "Hope for the Future", several different mixes were included - see https://www.the-paulmccartney-project.com/album/hope-for-the-future/ - Thanks !