It’s been a banner year for folk-pop duo Michael and Carissa Alvarado.
The Vine superstars, better known as Us The Duo, landed a deal with Republic Records and became the platform's first major label signing, toured internationally and released their sophomore album, No Matter Where You Are — all while continuing to post their popular #6SecondCovers on Vine.
To cap-off a successful year, the married musical team has put together a medley of their favorite songs from 2014.
Even though their Vine may be a little quieter in the coming months, Michael is clear that "doing covers has actually been really helpful" as the duo prepare for their next album.
He points to Carissa's imitation of Ariana Grande's riffing as an example. They weren't sure she'd be able to reach the right notes but when she did they both agreed they should try to stretch themselves vocally on the next album. "Doing these covers has made us realize some different talents we should bring into our original music."