The Specials announce comeback album with lead single ‘Vote For Me’


The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, share ‘Vote For Me’ the lead single taken from their first new album in 37 years.

The legendary UK Ska band’s forthcoming record ‘Encore’, is set to be released on February 1 2019 via UMC/Island Records.

Its release marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks ten years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

Listen to ‘Vote For Me’ by The Specials on the Official Fantasy Premier League Playlist on Spotify.

Ten song record ‘Encore’ was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen. It’s the first time Hall, Golding & Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single ‘Ghost Town’.

The first taster from the album, ‘Vote For Me’, was debuted on Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 6 show earlier this week.

The nine-piece group will take to the road in the UK and abroad throughout 2019 in support of the new album, concluding with a performance at London’s iconic O2 Brixton Academy on May 16.

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