The line may soon be blurring between rock stars and techno dweebs. Jill Cunniff, the lead singer for the rock band Luscious Jackson — whose hit single “Naked Eye” is currently high on the charts and airwaves — has agreed to lend her dulcet tones to the new media world.
Cunniff will provide the voice of a digital character starring in an anticipated Sega of America videogame/interactive movie titled “Enemy Zero.”
The $49.99 game, slated for a November release, will base much of its action on voice and other audio effects, and will run on Windows-based PCs and Sega’s own Saturn videogame system.
In the game, digital character Laura Lewis — voiced by Cunniff — is the sole survivor on a spacecraft that’s also carrying a dangerous, invisible alien creature. Players must try to outwit the alien and save Lewis by piecing together various audio clues and other hints.
This is not Sega’s first association with the music world. The videogame giant has also teamed with leading underground disc jockeys Commander Tom and DJ Mars to create a dance club mix from the music in its videogame “Fighters MegaMix.”
The song, titled “Fighters: The Sega Project,” will be aired on radio and released as a single this September on Commander Tom’s upcoming CD.