Paul McCartney Video Game Soundtrack Composer

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Paul McCartney has lent his musical talent to the soundtrack of the Xbox and Playstation video game Destiny.

The former Beatle first announced the project back in July 2012 in A tweet saying how happy he was to be writing music for the people that made Halo. The video game composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori teamed up with McCartney for the writing of the music.O’Donnell reportedly approached McCartney with the suggestion that writing a video game score could be a challenge, since the music must change depending on how a player navigates the game.

McCartney first announced that he was working on a project with the game’s studio in a July 2012 tweet, saying how happy he was to be writing music for the people who made Halo, but the Times reports that the project has been in the works for four years. The former Beatle collaborated with Halo composers Marty O’Donnell and Mike Salvatori. O’Donnell reportedly approached McCartney with the suggestion that writing a video game score could be a challenge, since the music must change depending on how a player navigates the game.

The team met over the past few years at studios in Los Angeles, New York and London, including Abbey Road, to work on ideas. Last August, O’Donnell told the gaming website Edge that the trio came up with a 50-minute suite that they intended to release before the game. McCartney even blew the dust off of his old tape loop machine that he said had not been used since Sgt. Pepper.

Excerpts from the score that have leaked online this summer show off grand choral arrangements and sprinkles of Beatle like arrangements. Paul has played Halo with his grand children and seemed very excited about venturing into a musical area he hasn’t been before.