A-list actress Lucy Liu will appear with Jay Electronica and possibly Mos Def and Tori Amos on the upcoming Bullitts album.
During a recent appearance on the late night talk show, “Chelsea Lately,” actress Lucy Liu confirmed her appearance alongside Jay Electronica on the recently released single, “Close Your Eyes.” Liu, who reads from a spoken-word script during the nearly four-minute song, revealed that her role is part of a larger project. The video, which doesn’t feature Liu or Jay Electronica, is a re-creation Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel’s film Un Chien Andalou.
“I did something with this genius; his name is Jeymes Samuel,” Liu told Chelsea Handler. “He wrote this [project] about a woman on death row, and she is being interviewed before she gets killed. He basically took the different interview parts and mixed it in with Jay Electronica…I’m on the entire album.”
Liu plays the role of Amelia Sparks, and The Bullitts keep her pre-execution diary running via their Twitter feed. Passion Pit and Tori Amos are also scheduled to appear on The Bullitts upcoming album, They Die By Dawn And Other Short Stories. Meanwhile, Lupe Fiasco and a few other artists yet to be announced will appear on a series of “Flixtapes” available via the Bullitts website.
Samuel, has previously produced on albums by The Gorillaz, Ben Hudson and K.T. Tunstall. They Die By Dawn And Other Short Stories is scheduled for release in February of 2011.