Unessential Oils releases final single “Overwhelmed and Unprepared”

Today Unessential Oils, the new project from Warren Spicer (singer-songwriter of Plants and Animals, award-winning producer) shares one final single before the release of his new album: “Overwhelmed and Unprepared.” Inspired by jazz, folk, Brazilian Tropicalía and more, the self-titled album will be released this Friday.

Unessential Oils will perform a free concert on the Club TD outdoor stage as part of the Festival international de Jazz de Montréal on June 27, opening for Hiatus Kaiyote. 

Overwhelmed and Unprepared” refers to the major milestones in our lives. “This song is really about the death of my parents and the birth of my children. The stories in the verses are the kinds of things that live on the surface of our conscience while the real meaning of the song is like the hidden emotions that live underneath,” explains Warren Spicer.

“In death and birth we become overwhelmed and feel unprepared, we become very instinctual and pure. This is how life works, very profound experiences and mundane experiences are always combined and layered. The long instrumental section at the end is a spiritual movement, my way of connecting with the powers that flow through,” he concludes.

The film was captured by Gus Englehorn and Estée Preda, and video by Gabriel Rolim, documenting the recording process.