As Jake Smith prepares for his latest album under the moniker of the White Buffalo, Love and the Death of Damnation, Diffuser is beyond thrilled to give fans a taste of what to expect with the passionate “Modern Times” -- take the new tune for a spin in the audio player below.

“This is a song about a man not being in the modern age, yearning for days gone by and pissed about the current state of affairs,” Smith tells us about the track. “Oh, and you can dance real hard to it!”

The combination of relatable, poignant lyrics and Smith’s knack for creating an unforgettable Americana rocker is nothing new; over the span of five albums and numerous EPs, Smith’s collected work speaks for itself -- though he might be making his biggest statement of his career with Love and the Death of Damnation.

“I’ve always loved the combination of things that are really beautiful and things that are really dark or heavy,” he said when the LP was first announced. “There’s a lot of that on this album.”

Beyond his albums and EPs, Smith has landed his music on some very high-profile television shows, including Sons of Anarchy -- for which he received an Emmy nod for "Come Join the Murder" -- and Californication.

No matter what he’s working on -- whether it’s a new album or placing a song on TV -- Smith’s intentions always remain true: “I’m just a guy who’s trying to do my job and bring something home for my family. I don’t have an agenda. I’m just trying to write good songs that make people feel something.”

You can grab more details on his upcoming record, Love and the Death of Damnation, at this location, and make sure to stay current with everything happening in the White Buffalo’s world at his official website.

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