Written by Imani Wj Wright
This is one of those songs that draw you in immediately. Before you even have a moment to realize you're listening to a song, Estella has pulled you in with in-your-face instrumentation, and alluring vocals.
On a song where Estella confesses her feelings of guilt and temptation, she inronically displays a heavy sense of confidence. Moreover, this confidence is not as prevalent in the lyrics as it is in her command of the composition. There aren't any feelings of Estella being hesitant or unsure of her musical abilities. That sense of control is so beneficial in a piece that's this intimate.
Estella told SwanoDown:
"I wrote Guilt is Good Enough, after getting out of an emotionally draining relationship. I met someone almost immediately after I had cut ties with my ex and I felt so incredibly guilty about how fast I’d moved on. At the same time, I was so numb in every other emotional facet that I chose to feel guilty rather then to feeling nothing at all. I didn’t want to be alone."
"I think people often chose to do things they possibly shouldn’t just to fill the void or just to get them through the day. I wanted to reiterate that that’s okay and that you’re not alone. We’re all guilty of it, it’s part of being human. I don’t think it makes you the villain or a bad person, ultimately you need to do what you can to protect your mind, soul and body!"
The hook is very vivid. It's reminiscent of a scene you'd find in a gentler version of, 50 Shades of Grey.
Estella sings: "He covers me in paper flowers, I lay down, give him the power. Everything is so intense. For a moment, nothing matters. Then the glass breaks, it shatters, and I do it all again."
Dawn's vivid lyrics, accompanied by demonstrative production, truly brings out an ardent cut. This track can suit many sentiments.
Listen to Guilt is Good Enough: