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Enterprising Southern California folk-pop confectioners Us the Duo formed in 2011 around the talents of singer/songwriters, husband and wife Michael and Carissa Rae Alvarado. The Alvarados, prior to their nuptials, garnered 23 million views with their creative YouTube videos, which featured the pair performing short, a cappella versions of pop hits, and the attention encouraged the pair to start composing songs together, resulting in their debut album Us. Shortly after tying the knot, the couple issued their second collection of original material, No Matter Where You Are, which landed at the number 19 spot on the Billboard Heatseeker chart and attracted a flurry of press and media attention, resulting in appearances on Good Morning America and a record deal with Universal Republic, which re-released No Matter Where You Are in 2014. Recorded at The Smoakstack Studio in Nashville, Tennessee with co-producer Nathan Thomas, the duo's much anticipated third full-length outing, Just Love, followed in 2016. ~ James Christopher Monger