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Dorian Williams II, known professionally as Skateland, is an American singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Austin, TX. After moving from Las Vegas to pursue a degree at the University of Texas, Williams began writing songs and experimenting with various instruments in his bedroom and Skateland was born. Drawing from a wide variety of musical influences, he combines melancholy lyricism and new wave instrumentation with pop production techniques to create a sound that is equal parts past, present, and future.
In just over a year Skateland has made quite a mark on the indie-pop circuit, playing the esteemed We Found New Music Showcase in Los Angeles, playing SXSW '23, and opening for indie scene staples like NY-based Strange Ranger and South Korean darlings Say Sue Me. His latest single "Autobahn!", a highly relatable and important narrative on the highs and lows of love in the modern age, garnered national attention from the likes of Ones to Watch, Earmilk, The Line of Best Fit, The Luna Collective, LADYGUNN, BIRP FM and more, cementing his place among the ranks of artists you ought to know in 2024.
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