Kiwi singer Jordan Reyne features in Resident Evil 7 trailer
South Island-born singer Jordan Reyne is the voice behind the trailer for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, with the game to be released on Tuesday.
Her unearthly vocals are front and centre on the trailer's haunting theme song Go Tell Aunt Rhody, which was written and produced by Michael A. Levine.
The game born from the creepy Kitchen VR demo that Resident Evil creators Capcom have been showing off these past couple of years, looks to be one of the scariest virtual reality experiences seen to date.
On YouTube alone the Resident Evil 7: Biohazard trailer has had over 2 million views; and this barely scratches the surface of the presence it's had on gaming fan sites. Go Tell Aunt Rhody features throughout the game; and the song is from the mid-19th century, written for a young child about the death of their Aunt Rhody's geese, set to a tune composed by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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Reyne already has a passionate following in Europe, the US and New Zealand and beyond, having gathered fans worldwide over the past two decades, with her unique ability to blend unnerving folk-inspired songs with industrial soundscapes.
In many ways, Reyne's contribution to the world of aural gamescapes makes perfect sense. She is no stranger to the gaming world. Her day job is as a writer and coder for Choice Of Games, a California-based company which creates high-quality, text-based, multiple-choice games.