The All Saints Return

image2You must have already heard the news of the All Saints making their return this year with a new single and album.

‘One Strike’ the single, will be released on 26th Feb. The track is a perceptible call to arms for anyone who experiences a single moment, perhaps a phone call or conversation, that changes your life completely. Set against a lovelorn yet uplifting melody, with the most heart-breaking middle eight likely to be sung by any harmonious assembly this year.

Speaking of the new track Shaznay Lewis explains, “When I write, I just think about what’s on my mind. The lyrics came from somewhere very real. 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.”

The song was written as a direct response to the younger Appleton sister’s marriage dissolving. “We spoke for hours and hours on the phone,” Nicole Appleton says. “The first few times I heard it in my car,” says Natalie Appleton “I couldn’t stop crying because I could hear so clearly what it was about.”

‘One Strike’ will be followed by their first album in a decade, ‘Red Flag’, release date 8th April.
After touring the UK in 2014, All Saints resolved to do something they never thought they would again, and wrote, recorded and produced a new record. It was not made without massive prior consideration. “We didn’t force ourselves into this situation,” says Natalie, “…it could not have happened at a better time in all of our lives. I just missed being with the girls, it makes us happy. Listen, if you can work with your favourite people, then why not? I have such a good time and I spend more time laughing and having fun than I do working.”
“The album,” says Shaznay “could have been made a lot quicker if we’d spent less time joking around while making it.”
So 19 years after their debut instruction, against several striking odds, the All Saints know exactly ‘Where It’s At’ again.

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