Cristina Vane announces much anticipated sophomore album Make Myself Me Again

Make Myself Me Again is set for release on May 20, 2022. Courtesy photo, used with permission.

If Cristina Vane’s critically acclaimed debut Nowhere Sounds Lovely was her “road trip” album, then her much anticipated follow up represents the return home; musically and personally. Out May 20 on Red Parlor Records, Make Myself Me Again finds rising slide-guitar star Vane growing roots in her Nashville home and taking a moment to grow into herself as well. “I’ve been trying to peel back the layers, to understand who I am, and I think that process has translated to this record,” she explains, “The production is straightforward, more minimal, and a bit of a return to my rock roots but still paying homage to the music I’ve explored since then.” Make Myself Me Again was co-produced by Brook Sutton and Jano Rix and features appearances by Vane’s world-class musician friends like Bronwyn Keith-Hynes and Billy Contreras. (Cristina Vane, 2022)

DittyTV premiered the music video for the album’s first single, “How You Doin’,” calling it “a feel-good piece of movie magic released in support of her innovative and infectiously-good upcoming studio album, Make Myself Me Again.Guitar Girl Magazine also sat down with Vane to talk about the inspiration behind the single, how her sound has evolved over the years, guitars, and much more. Fans can check out the video now and listen to “How You Doin'” right here.

Many songs on Make Myself Me Again delve into Vane’s personal relationships, and document her quest to find strength and independence in a new town. The album’s title track rings of tenacious resilience, with Cristina’s beautiful yet understated fingerstyle and slide guitar playing. It is the sound of the calm that comes with finally feeling at home with one’s self, conceived from the place of optimism that sometimes comes after a brutal shakedown. “Sometimes I lose, sometimes I win” sings Vane, “I’m gonna make myself me again…I’m giving up on giving in / I’m gonna make myself me again.” Despite the myriad of musical touchstones, the record remains cohesive, centering itself around Vane’s experiences and musicianship. “After being exposed to all of this music that I love, I’m slowly figuring out how to find my own voice,” she says, “It is the sound of growing up.” With class and adventure, Vane brings us all back home to ourselves on Make Myself Me Again, an album so honest that you would be hard-pressed not to root for it, along with its vulnerable and tenacious creator.

Catch Cristina Vane on tour:
May 20 – Nashville, TN – Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge – Album Release Show*
May 21 – Louisa, KY – Fallsburg Summer Stage*
June 2 – Knoxville, TN – Barleys Taproom*
June 3 – Lexington, KY – The Burl (supporting Town Mountain)*
June 4 – Asheville, NC – Isis Music Hall*
July 7 – Nescopeck, PA – Briggs Farm Blues Fest*
August 18 – Minturn, CO – Minturn Summer Concert Series
August 31 – Prescott, AZ – Folk Session @ Kiwanis Amphitheater
September 2 & 3 – Pagosa Springs, CO – Four Corners Folk Festival
October 22 – Greenville, SC – IPI Festival

*Denotes full band shows



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