It seems a lot longer than three years since soul/gospel powerhouse Avery Sunshine released her critically-acclaimed self-titled debut album. Since then she has been on the independent grind alongside her musical and business partner Dana Johnson, having collaborated with the likes of Roy Ayers, Will Downing and Musiq Soulchild, as well as opening for fellow soulful divas Ledisi and Rachelle Ferrell. All that hard work has finally paid off, and this May will see Avery release her hotly-anticipated sophomore effort, The Sunroom, via the respected Shanachie Entertainment label. Fans of Avery*Sunshine should find a lot to love on The Sunroom as the set promises "joyous and uplifting uptempo numbers, soulful in-the-pocket grooves, sublime ballads and a few memorable gospel tracks". May 27th cannot come around soon enough.