Nicole Appleton sends message to ex Liam Gallagher with new video
Nicole Appleton appears to be sending a message to ex-husband Liam Gallagher in the video for new All Saints single ‘This Is A War’.
The emotional song is believed to have been inspired by Nicole’s marriage split from the former Oasis star, who fathered a secret love child with journalist Liza Ghorbani in 2013, and the video – shot by Rankin – features the group dressed in black military clothing and ready for a fight.
Nicole said: "The song is about being able to love whoever you want. Being able to marry who you want to marry and to be able to choose your own destiny regardless of what people say or think. It’s very cinematic and really emotional."
Rankin added: "I’ve always been a fan of All Saints and for this video wanted to create a medieval fantasy world in my studio, with All Saints being the stars."
All Saints’ first comeback single ‘One Strike’ was also inspired by the breakdown of Nicole’s marriage to Liam and the other group members – Natalie Appleton and Melanie Blatt -were overcome with emotion when Shaznay Lewis first played it for them.
Shaznay said: "I didn’t even tell the girls what I’d written it about, initially. I assumed that, when they listened to it, they’d guess what it was about but they didn’t.
"It was only when we had a conversation afterwards that I told them and I remember their shock.
"They were like, ‘Oh my God.’ That’s when they were tears."
Though it is such a personal song, Shaznay believes it has universal appeal because Nicole’s situation could happen to anyone.
She said: "It’s not done in a bad way or a nasty way. It’s just Nicole’s story. It felt quite therapeutic to write it for my friend.
"She’s not the first person this has happened to and she won’t be the last. These stories affect everyone."
All Saints’ new single ‘This Is A War’ is available to watch on Vevo now.