‘Spoken Word’ was premiered by Zane Lowe as a ‘World First’ on his Beats 1 show yesterday. Speaking to CHASE & STATUS, Zane said: "You get better album by album, so this record is automatically going to sound better than any attempt at kind of making people jump at that tempo you’ve tried before…” 

Following the Slaves-infused punk banger ‘Control’ and street anthem ‘NRG’ featuring Novelist‘Spoken Word’ is the first single proper and the third cut to be lifted from CHASE & STATUS’ forthcoming fourth studio album due for release later this year.

Incorporating a nod to Rozalla’s 1990s rave classic ‘Everybody’s Free’, ‘Spoken Word’ features critically acclaimed wordsmith George The Poet. Dubbed “The hottest name in spoken word” (The Observer) who is “changing the perception of poetry as we know it” (i-D), George has broken new ground with his socio-political, street-savvy verse in literature and music alike.