Fitting with the song’s trite lonely traveller theme, the music is a melange of influences; synth-pop, check; Latinesque guitar, check; EDM backing beat, check; sensitive new-age guy vocals, check. This could have made for an interesting rhapsody but, as the song runs less than 3 minutes, it comes across as a little “something for everybody” and lacks any true character of its own. Which brings me back to the polished production. Wherever I Go, feels machine made, like something that has been buffed to a high sheen to hide its parentage. It could have been released by a myriad of bands/artists without anyone questioning its origin.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 5th June 2016. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.