This single follows on from the success of their previous singles “Electricity” which charted on the Irish Homegrown Top 20 charts and “Fool’s Gold”, both of which made it to No. 1 on the Irish iTunes charts.
Lyrically, the song hints at the consuming feeling of being overwhelmed in a new relationship, the feeling of things moving too quickly and the need to run away from what’s facing you.
Although the song is deeply personal, its main theme is one that we can all connect with in some way. These fears are things we all face in our everyday lives and the song’s overarching theme is the internal battle we must go through constantly to try and overcome them.
“Overwhelming” blends delicate acoustic guitars with tightly locked drum and bass parts which give the basis for the passionate vocal performance that tells the song’s story.
The main melodic theme can be heard repeatedly from the song’s opening until its vulnerable closing section.