They're back...again! Yes, one of our favourite '90s/'00s girl groups All Saints have announced details of their new single and album.
The quartet will release their fourth studio album Red Flag on April 8, preceded by lead single One Strike on February 26.
The single is described as "lovelorn yet uplifting" and refers to Nicole Appleton's recent split from Liam Gallagher. Group member and songwriter 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."
“We spoke for hours and hours on the phone," Nicole said, while her sister Natalie added: "The first few times I heard it in my car, I couldn’t stop crying because I could hear so clearly what it was about."
Red Flag was written and recorded after All Saints toured the UK in 2014, supporting the Backstreet Boys. Natalie revealed: "We didn’t force ourselves into this situation and it couldn’t 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."
Shaznay added: “Seriously, I got on such a roll writing and recording with the girls again, we’ve started getting material for the next album together already. This couldn’t feel any more right."
To date, All Saints have notched up nine Top 10 singles (including five Number 1s) and two Top 10 albums on the Official Chart. After parting ways in 2001 they returned in 2006 and scored a Top 10 hit with Rock Steady. Click here to see where all their singles and albums have charted in the UK.
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