Alexis Cunningham's Original "Let it Feel Like Christmas" w/ Eric Bazilian Out 12/2

Article Contributed by Mixtape Media | Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Singer, songwriter and guitarist, Alexis Cunningham, will release her retro-rock with a twist infused, original holiday song, “Let it Feel Like Christmas” this Friday.  Co-written and produced by Eric Bazilian (The Hooters), the duo will debut the song live at NBC and PECO's Tree Lighting ceremony at the Delaware River waterfront on December 2nd.

“I didn’t just want to make another Christmas cover song,” says Alexis in response to being asked to perform at the tree lighting ceremony hosted by Philadelphia’s NBC affiliate.   “This is a song about letting yourself believe in the magic of the holiday (like when you were a kid) and escaping the outside world, even if it’s just for one night.”

“Another thing about this song is that the track began as another song with a completely different lyric (not a Christmas song),” she continues. “We ended up not using it for the original idea, but I had the thought that it could really work for a Christmas song.”

“Let It Feel Like Christmas’ was originally switched at birth into a family that didn’t want to raise a Christmas song, but the mistake was quickly rectified, and the song can now be enjoyed for generations to come at this holly jolly time of year,” enthuses producer and co-writer Bazilian.

Alexis Cunningham’s music is all about changing your perspective from negative to positive.  Recently the songstress appeared on NBC’s American Song contest performing her original music alongside artists like Allen Stone, Macy Gray, and Jewel. This fall, she and collaborator Eric Bazilian performed with Low Cut Connie at World Café Live during Philly Music Fest.
Originally from West Virginia, and now a Philadelphia local she incorporates folk style storytelling in an unexpected way as her music incorporates elements of progressive pop, psychedelic, folk, soul, funk and indie rock. Alexis frequently collaborates with Philadelphia's favorite frontman, The Hooters’ Eric Bazilian, who's also known for penning multiple hits, including Joan Osbourne's "One of Us" and songs on Cyndi Lauper's breakthrough album, She's So Unusual.
Alexis plans to release new music in early 2023 and will be performing select dates throughout the year.