Genre-bending artist, producer, and singer Mystery Skulls presents his second studio album, One of Us. For the follow-up to his 2014 breakout album Forever, a #1 hit on the iTunes dance chart, Mystery Skulls built upon his sonic tapestry of soul, house, disco and R&B, while zeroing in on a single "Big Brother"-esque concept. One Of Us was written by the musician as the soundtrack to a story that follows the relationship of two underground, lowlife residents in a dystopian world as they fight to escape shadowy forces exerting control over society.
"It's a commentary on the fact that we as a world have allowed there to be a camera on the front and a camera on the back, and a mic here and a mic there and everywhere," Mystery Skulls explains. "Even when you see a picture of a CEO of an important company, they've got the camera on their laptop covered up with a little sticker. You realize this is an actual thing. It's dystopian, but the album is more a comment on our current reality."
Born Luis Dubuc in Venezuela, Mystery Skulls spent most of his childhood in Toronto living above a video store, teaching himself English by consuming horror and sci-fi epics. Relocating once again, to Dallas, led him to pick up his first pair of drumsticks where he channeled his collective admiration of idols, from Michael Jackson to Nirvana to The Locust, into his earliest experimentation with music making. Following a later move to Los Angeles, the self-taught musician began to make a name for himself, and with the release of Forever, he blazed into the electronic and pop sphere, collaborating with pop icons Nile Rodgers and Brandy.
"There's something about his diverse past that's met by his music - a hybrid of disco, electro, pop and soul (to name a few)." - Spin
"Skulls' tunes are one part electro, another part indie-pop, and a whole lotta soul all wrapped into one package." - Thump