Guilt (Nero song)

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Nero Guilt.jpg
Single by Nero
from the album Welcome Reality
Released 22 April 2011
Format Digital download
Recorded 2010
Length 3:47
  • Joseph Ray
  • Daniel Stephens
  • Alana Watson
Producer(s) Nero
Nero singles chronology
"Me & You"
"Me & You"

"Guilt" is a song by British dubstep trio Nero. It was released as a digital download on 22 April 2011[1] by Chase & Status' record label, MTA Records.[2] This song is featured on Nero's debut studio album, Welcome Reality.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The song has been generally well received, with Lewis Corner of Digital Spy rating it "5 stars" and naming it a "speaker blowing tune".[3] Zane Lowe named the single in his Hottest Record blog, calling it "Epic blockbuster dubstep".[4] Amy Dawson of the Metro said that the track manages to "meld a feathery female vocal with a low-slung, wibbling beast of a chorus that should steamroller through stadiums".[5]

Track listing[edit]

Digital download[6]
No. Title Length
1. "Guilt" (Radio Edit) 2:56
2. "Guilt" (Original Mix) 4:42
3. "Guilt" (Culture Shock Remix) 4:50
4. "Innocence" (Feed Me Remix) 6:30
5. "Guilt" (VIP Mix) 4:54

Chart performance[edit]

The single "Guilt" made its first appearance on the UK chart on 1 May 2011, when it debuted at number 8. The single spent one week in the top 10, sliding to number 15 on its second official week in the chart. "Guilt" spent a total of seven weeks in the top 40, falling out on 19 June 2011. The single also reached peaks of number 2 and number 4 on the independent chart and dance chart respectively – although they have since been removed from archives.

Music video[edit]


The video for the song was first posted on YouTube on 25 March 2011. It was directed by Christian Larson. It features an exotic dancer, Lucy Cork, entertaining business-like clients in a futuristic club called Guilt to the beat of the song. It begins by following two customers into the club. The vocalist, Alana, is occasionally seen to be in the same club, and is intermittently cut to during the vocal parts of the song. The action focusses mostly around one exotic dancer with a facial covering. As the song hits its breakdown, we see an overhead shot of the futuristic city, before cutting back to the club, where the dancer asks a client (who wears sunglasses similar to those worn by the Nero members in the video for Me and You) in an unknown subtitled tongue "Do you want to see the special show?". The client nods, and the dance continues as the music reenters. The dancer displays extreme pole dancing moves as light begins to shine from her eyes. As the song ends, the clients jump to their feet, celebrating, and the dancer pulls her facial covering down to reveal a deformed mouth area and what appear to be fangs. A glass smashes and the camera zooms out past the Guilt sign on the door.


Chart (2011) Peak
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[7] 5
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 11
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 8

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland[10] 22 April 2011 Digital download
United Kingdom[11]


  1. ^ a b Sigel, Tego. "Nero To Release Their Debut Album Welcome To Reality In August". Retrieved 10 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "This is Nero". Archived from the original on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Corner, Lewis. "Digital Spy Review of Guilt (Nero)". Digital Spy. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ Lowe, Zane. "Hottest Record". BBC. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Dawson, Amy. "Elbow, Nero and The Sound Of Arrows: Singles of the week". Metro. Retrieved 12 May 2011. 
  6. ^ iTunes Store. Retrieved 25 April 2011
  7. ^ " – Nero – Guilt" (in Dutch). Ultratip.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  9. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  10. ^ Guilt - EP by Nero iTunes
  11. ^ Guilt - EP by Nero iTunes

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