Wherever I Go

Album: Avengers Assemble: Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This was penned by Buckcherry for the soundtrack of the 2012 movie The Avengers, though it was originally intended for the band's Confessions album. Guitarist Keith Nelson told Artist Direct: "We basically had the opportunity to be a part of the movie. We understand and appreciate the size and weight of having a song as part of a soundtrack. When we were approached, we were actually in writing mode for Confessions. We'd been working on a few ideas, and Stevie (D) had this riff that seemed appropriate. We had just started writing 'Wherever I Go' and thought it would be a good candidate for The Avengers though, so we finished it with that in mind."
  • Nelson explained Josh Todd's lyrics to Artist Direct: "Lyrically, I think it's definitely a tormented person. The lyric is 'Wherever I go, my mind goes with me' so there's a bit of torment in there. I think Josh really felt a connection to a few of the characters in the movie."
  • The riff evolved from the band throwing stuff at each other. Said Nelson to Artist Direct: "Stevie actually came in with that main part of the riff. Stevie and I started with that, making a quick demo with the drum machine. It was a bit like we start every idea. We brought it to the band and everybody plugged in. Then, it had this bombastic quality to it. We were all really excited early on. "

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