Award-winning vocalist Jillian Aversa is excited to present Destiny fans around the globe with a heavenly tribute to the Destiny theme song, “Hope for the Future,” originally composed by Paul McCartney and Marty O’Donnell. Aversa, whose ethereal voice can be heard in the VIDEO GAMES LIVE concert series at stops all around the world-and in videogame titles ranging from the Halo and Civilization franchises to God of War and Killer Instinct- decided to embark on this massive undertaking after being captivated by the uplifting ending theme from Bungie’s Destiny.
“I’m a huge fan of both Marty O’Donnell and Paul McCartney’s work,” comments Aversa, “So when they put their heads together, my ears wept for joy.”
The arrangement features Jillian’s vocal talents, while the musical backing comes as a collaboration with her husband, Andrew Aversa (a.k.a. “zircon”), who is an established composer himself, having worked on music for Soulcalibur V, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix, and Monkey Island 2: SE. This power couple met thanks to their involvement in the prominent game music remixing community, OverClocked ReMix, and the two have collaborated on countless remixes of popular videogame themes over the years.
Regarding the dreamy musical backing featured in this tribute, Andrew Aversa notes, “We wanted to do something different by bringing in more atmospheric and electronic elements. Since Jill wasn’t able to represent the Exo race in her cosplays, we added some vocoded harmonies for a robotic effect.”
The elaborate outfits featured in the music video were quite a challenge to create, as Jillian Aversa reflects: “I made all three cosplays in record time-less than a week-so I probably looked like a mad woman covered in fabric scraps and strings of hot glue. It all came together once the makeup was on though, and we had a blast shooting until 6AM.”
Jillian Aversa’s Destiny – “Hope for the Future” tribute has been posted to her YouTube page, where music videos paying homage to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and (upcoming) Game of Thrones can also be found: