All the sounds you hear on this song are produced by one guitar, played live by one person. Additional effects (Reverb Spike, Octave, Wah, Delay) produced by the guitar pedals on the floor.
Mike Dawes uses the Dimarzio Black Angel magnetic pickup and Ernie Ball Aluminium Bronze strings.
"Overload is based on a jam I came up with in the bathroom of the Blue Note in New York (great reverb by the way!) The tune stemmed from this rhythmic hook and followed me all over the world. It ultimately ended up being composed entirely on the road.
Overload is about the chaos of urban life, travelling, digital media, all the distractions that keep you away from yourself, and time to breathe within your own space. It can all get a little much sometimes."