Released in February, ‘One Strike’ was inspired by conversations Appleton had with bandmate Shaznay Lewis, All Saints’ main songwriter, during her split from the Oasis frontman.
“It’s not about the divorce, it’s about the moment I found out what he did to me. It’s pretty much that,” Nicole Appleton told i-D at the time, referencing Gallagher’s alleged extra-marital affair.
“Broken promises, time to leave / I had everything that you needed,” are among the song’s more pointed lyrics.
Asked by The Times whether Gallagher has heard the song, Nicole Appleton replied: “Gosh, I don’t know. Probably. Yeah, he’s curious. He probably loves it.”
“It’s his all-time top favourite song!” added Lewis jokingly, prompting laughter from her bandmates.
Meanwhile, Liam Gallagher is now in the process of making his first ever solo album and sometime rival Robbie Williams has wished him well in the endeavour. “Right now I just want him to make a really great album. The world misses him and I hope it is brilliant,” the Take That star said earlier this week.