Watch the new lyric video for The Specials’ ’10 Commandments’

"Thou shalt not tell a girl she deserved it because her skirt was too short."

The Specials have released the lyric video for new single ’10 Commandments’ –and it’s a socially charged track featuring the voice of activist Saffiyah Khan.

Khan, who shot to online fame after confronting an EDL activist in Birmingham, offers her ten essential tips for life while backed by the unmistakeable sound of The Specials.

“Thou shalt not tell a girl she deserved it because her skirt was too short. She walks home, streets illuminating her as a target, but she started it because she looked at him,” Khan says on the spoken word track.


“And he finished it ’cause he wanted to, and they’ll bring out her skirt as exhibit A before the judge.”

At 5PM today, both Saffiyah and Specials frontman Terry Hall will appear live on NME’s Facebook to discuss the new track. You can watch it here.

On February 1 The Specials will release new album ‘Encore’ – celebrating the release with a huge UK tour.

The tour will kick off in Bournemouth on April 15, and will culminate with two massive shows at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on May 16-17. The jaunt will also celebrate 40 years since The Specials formed.

As well as new material, ‘Encore’ will also include a cover of The Equals’ ‘Black Skinned Blue-Eyed Boys’ and a version of ‘Blam Blam Fever’. The album will also include a second disc, titled ‘The Best of The Specials Live’. Y