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From the very beginning, music has been an important part of Michael and Carissa Alvarado’s love story. The couple — better known as Us the Duo — met on the set of a music video, where they immediately hit it off and decided to become collaborators. Their courtship played out online where they shared videos of themselves singing love songs, covers, and duets. In 2012, they got married and performed an original song instead of traditional wedding vows. And then last year, they became the first Vine stars to sign with a major label when they inked a deal with Republic Records.
Now, four years into their relationship, Michael and Carissa are finally looking back at their whirlwind romance and, of course, they’re doing it through song. The couple’s new single, “Slow Down Time,” is a power-pop duet about staying connected and in love through all the craziness. It’s the rare love song about what happens after “happily ever after” and, to celebrate, we invited the duo to our offices in New York to talk about the differences between dating and being married.