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Today, The Ballad of Laura and Mike is being featured on Paste. And you can check it out here!

It’s the simple, real story of two amazing musicians casting love out across long-drawn distances. (On the track, Laura Stevenson croons stunningly while Mike Campbell gently tears it up on the bass.)

Simple and real. This is something that everyone reading these words knows. Therefore, we’d like to throw the summer window wide open — with this premiere, we’d like to propose that you, in the spirit of noble competition, create a video to accompany The Ballad of Laura and Mike. A friendly contest, wherein the winning submission will be the song’s “official video.” *

To find out more and learn how to enter, click here. We’re taking submissions until midnight on August 7, and Chris and Sean Hansen will pick their favorite. We’ll announce the winner on August 9.

No matter what, participating or not. Win, lose, draw — we definitely appreciate your ears, eyes and entire existence. Thank you. Very much. M.

* In case there is no video, I will tape myself to the top of the van while Chris takes a country drive.

** Please make a video.