We knew Paul McCartney recorded the theme song for Destiny. Now, we can listen to it.

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McCartney's Destiny song, called Hope for the Future, plays out over the credits of the game, which you get to after completing the story.

You could wait till you get there yourself, or you could rely on YouTube user "Kilo Juliett", who recorded and uploaded the credits for our viewing and listening pleasure.

The lyrics are pretty cheesy, in that there's a lot of talk about light giving darkness the boot, but, you know, Destiny seems to be all about light giving darkness the boot, so at least it fits.

Here's an excerpt:

WE WILL BUILD BRIDGES

UP TO THE SKY

HEAVENLY LIGHT SURROUNDING YOU AND I

It's like that throughout.

McCartney tweeted - or, he had one of his people tweet - that he was working with Bungie on music for Destiny back in July 2012 alongside an image showing the ex-Beatle collaborating with ex-Bungie composer Marty O'Donnell, who was, at the time, still working at the studio. O'Donnell left earlier this year in acrimonious circumstances.

A report in the New York Times published in August 2014 said McCartney had worked with O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori on Destiny's score as well as the theme song since 2010.

Fight for the Future, which will be released as a single at some point, was recorded at Abbey Road with a 120-piece ensemble. Is the song any good?

Here's a short review from music producer Charlie Alex March, whose dad once sat next to Paul McCartney on a plane:

"It's sort of great and horrible simultaneously, but sounds more like ELO than him which is weird. I had hoped that it was going to be more like his space referencing 1979 Wings album Back To The Egg. But you can't always get what you want."

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