All Saints will premiere their comeback single ‘One Strike’ next Tuesday (February 23).
The track, which the girl group recently revealed was inspired by Nicole Appleton’s marriage breakdown with Liam Gallagher, will receive its debut on Radio 2 with Chris Evans.
Appleton posted a tweet confirming the news along with a video of her in which she describes the track as having “that upbeat feeling with that deep meaningful lyric underneath it”.
The single officially comes out on February 26. ‘Red Flag’, their first album in a decade will follow on April 8.
— All Saints (@AllSaintsOffic) February 18, 2016
Of the track, singer Shaznay Lewis recently revealed that Appleton’s split was “on my mind” when she wrote the song.
“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,” she said.
“We spoke for hours and hours on the phone,” Nicole 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,” said Natalie Appleton.
The band, which released hits such as ‘Pure Shores’ and ‘Never Ever’, split in 2001. They previously reunited in 2006 but their return was poorly received at the time.
“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?” Natalie said.