90’s girlband All Saints, best known for their hits ‘Black Coffee’, ‘Pure Shores’, and ‘Never Ever’, are making a comeback, releasing their first single in almost ten years.
The group, made up of Shaznay Lewis, Melanie Blatt, Nicole Appleton, and Natalie Appleton, revealed ‘One Strike’ today ahead of it’s official release on Friday. The song is inspired by Nicole’s break-up with Oasis star Liam Gallagher in 2013.
Talking about the inspiration behind the song, Shaznay said, ‘Nic was going through a lot of things at that time. That was at the forefront of my mind because it was the heaviest thing going on.’ There was also a lot of tears involved when they heard the song for the first time.
In an interview with i-D magazine, Shaznay said, “The phrase ‘one strike’ is about how your life can just change in one instant. You can be walking down the road, you’ve just left your family at home and everything’s hunky dory, then when you go back home they’re gone. On one side of the door your life’s amazing, on the other side it changes just like that.”
The girlband made a brief comeback in 2016, however this time they are going all out. They will be performing at London’s KOKO on April 4th, with tickets going on sale on Friday. ‘One Strike’ is the lead track from their upcoming album Red Flag, which is due for release on April 8.
Talking about Red Flag, Melanie told i-D, “We’ve just made my favourite All Saints album. It’s the album I’ve always wanted us to make — and we’ve made it!” If ‘One Strike’ is anything to go by, we can expect an album full of classic All Saints-style tracks, combined with great harmonies and powerful lyrics.
You can listen to ‘One Strike’ below.
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