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For his latest single, Buffalo Nichols gets stripped down and back to basics. "The Difference" is a heartfelt and stripped down track featuring just Nichols' vocals and guitar. This is how I discovered him opening for Drive-By Truckers a few years back, and it's amazing how compelling he can make just vocals and guitar. It's a simple song that lets you focus more strongly on Nichols' songwriting and guitar playing. "The Difference" is folk with a touch of blues, and is simply irresistible. His upcoming album keeps building with anticipation with every new single, and thankfully we have less than a month to go to hear the whole thing.
Buffalo Nichols says that the new single is "... is “about someone who often mistakes shallow signs of affection for true love and in the end decides a one sided relationship is better than loneliness.”
You can listen to "The Difference" below. The Fatalist is due out September 15 on Fat Possum Records, and is available for pre-order here. For more on Buffalo Nichols, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.