Nik Freitas is a member of Conor Oberst's backing group, The Mystic Valley Band, as well as the touring band for Broken Bells. On his own, he plays a slew of instruments and his solo EP showcases his work as a one man band and talented songwriter. Today's Top Tune is from his new EP, it's the title track from "Center of the World".
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