Guilty As Charged

Album: The Quilt (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This neo-gospel track features British R&B siren Estelle who is best known for her hit single "American Boy." Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy explained to Artist Direct how he hooked up with Estelle: "She's become a really good friend of mine over the past year. We met when she had a showcase in New York. We just hit it off. She asked me to perform with her and do a verse on a song during her performance, and I said, 'Sure.' We did the whole texting/email thing and kept in touch. When it came time to do the record, on the demo, I actually sang the hook on 'Guilty as Charged,' but I was like, 'Damn, I think Estelle would kill this part.' We called her and sent her the track, and she killed it. The breakdown of the song was kind of crazy. Her vocals got crazy. It's just one of the high points on the record. I loved it."

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