Gifts or Creatures premiere "Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas)"

Gifts or Creatures premiere “Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas)”

Image: Khalid Ibrahim

Lansing duo Gifts or Creatures  has raised 71% of the funds needed to support the pressing and custom printing of their new album, “Fair Mitten,” due for release in September.

Today, they premiere a video for a new single, “Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas).”

The album dwells in the rich history of the Great Lakes basin. It’s born from a childhood spent enamored with the Great Lakes and three years researching the region’s history.

“Two Hearts (Two Peninsulas)” is a love song for the state of Michigan. The video pieces together old footage of scenery found throughout the state and pairs it with the modern soundtrack of Bethany and Brandon Foote’s sweet harmonies. While the views are different than what you’d see today, the images capture the essence of Michigan life: driving on the highway, visiting port towns, exploring the north woods and jumping in the lake.

Watch the video below. Preorder “Fair Mitten” to support the funding of its physical release.