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  • Megan Cao

Review: "Wherever I Go" - OPEN ARMS

“Wherever I Go” is an uplifting rock ballade about never letting your partner down. Through thick and thin, throughout everything that happens, wherever I go, we’ll be there together. Many things can happen but I will always be there next to you at the end of the day. Relationships are complex, and disagreements and fights can occur, but Open Arms implores you never to doubt the love they have. Because at the end of the day, they still care about you and only wish the best for you.

In “Wherever I Go”, the fluttering piano melodies add a layer of nostalgia and melancholic nature to the piece. The soundscapes glitter and glisten as frontman Ben Farmer belts his heart out. The soundscapes add an atmospheric vibe to the piece, with pleading synths and anthemic chords. Guitarist Sam Barrett and drummer Drew Peters add consistency with their pulsating beat to replicate their constant presence of them for their partner, no matter what else happens.

Open Arms, based in Birmingham, amalgamates addictive anthemic pop with chic dance-rock. First noticed pre-pandemic with their debut single “Telescope”, their debut EP “Sunflowers” spawned a number of fan-favorite tracks like “Honey”, “Wilderness”, and “Wherever I Go”. Their third EP, “Colors” is scheduled to be released in November. Dubbed the promising face of new music, they’re planning on live-touring the UK in 2023.

Written By Megan Cao



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