It has been announced that the popular English-Canadian girl group All Saints is making a comeback with a brand new single titled “One Strike” that will be released in late February, followed by a new album entitled “Red Flag” in early April.
This is the girls’ first single and album after more than 10 years since they disbanded.
All Saints which is made up of Melanie Blatt, Shaznay Lewis, and sisters Natalie and Nicole Appleton, was one of the most famous girl bands of the 90s, competing with the likes of Spice Girls, Destiny Child, TLC and Atomic Kitten.
Formed in 1993, the group released their self-titled debut album in 1997, and the album’s lead single “I Know Where It’s At” peaked at No. 4 on the U.K. Singles Chart, their first ever Top 10 hit.
Their second single “Never Ever” is the group most successful single to date, peaking at the top of the charts in countries including Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, while land on No. 4 on U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
The song is the second best-selling single by a girl group of all time in the United Kingdom, only behind “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls.
After releasing another one of their famous hits, “Pure Shores” – the soundtrack of the film “The Beach” starring Leonardo DiCaprio, the group split up in 2001.
The group reformed in 2006 for a third album which was poorly received, and spilt for a second time in 2009. Then, they reunite again in 2014 to support the Backstreet Boys on their tour.
This year, it is confirmed that the girls would make an official comeback with their new single which was inspired by Nicole Appleton’s divorce from Liam Gallagher.
“One Strike” was written by band member Shaznay Lewis who told Vice, “It’s about conversations I was having with Nic at the time when she was going through personal things in her life, and as a friend I was just inspired to write about it. When you write songs it’s all about feeling.”
“The phrase ‘one strike’ is about how your life can just change in one instant,” she explained.
The single will be released on 26 February 2016, and it will be the lead single for their forthcoming album “Red Flag” which is slated for a release on 8 April.