Avery Sunshine was recently asked to perform Christmas songs for a national radio show and the experience reminded her of the desire to write her own holiday song. “Never Knew Christmas” was initially created two years ago with her musical partner Dana “BigDane” Johnson when they put together the cords. And two weeks ago they wrote the lyrics over breakfast at IHOP. After performing the song to an exuberant crowd in DC, they committed to recording it as soon as they got back to their studio and home base in Atlanta. “Never Knew Christmas” is gospel-rooted soul/R&B and luminous sentiment about the holiday’s true value coming from the connectedness of being with loved ones. Stream “Never Knew Christmas” above via Spotify and buy it on iTunes.