They tell you about the style evolution of various celebrities from not so cool to cool. We’ve all been there, we’re all stars. Now and then. It’s no news, however, when it comes to All Saints and their style evolution. They just went from cool to cooler. Awesomeness! All Saints! Not the British fashion retailer, but the British-Canadian girl pop quartet founded in 1995.
1995, my friend.
Not only that no one can mock about their style evolution, but no one can mock about their music, either, so everyone just shuts up. The two have been intertwining like there’s no tomorrow everyday, because All Saints were and are so cool that All Saints could just shut up and still be so efing cool.
Few in this world could master a cover of Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ Under the bridge quite like All Saints could. A cover played equally as many times on the radio as the RHCP’ original song by a group of girls that are as cool as the guys in the RHCP are. Different, just as cool, cooler?
If they were to wear, today, the same clothes from back in the days, they’d still look and be just as cool. If they were to sing, today, the same music from back in the days, they would still look and be just as cool. Writing the lyrics of Never Ever in high school, on the locker room’s walls, elevated All Saints to superstardom for me. If they only knew that Never Ever would, eventually, turn into forever for someone. For me.
I still turn up the volume each time I hear A few questions that I need to know… on VH1 (or on the radio in my car), go in front of the tv, dance and sing. Just like I used to, back in high school, when I was imitating them. Easily. Joyfully.
You don’t? Big eyed emoji.
If you do, though, and you’re still here, then you know and you care. And since you do and you’re still here and you know and you care, pfew, you must know that on the 8th of April, Red Flag is coming out, their fourth studio album.
My favourite used to be Melanie Blatt. Nicole Appleton used to be Robbie Williams’ girlfriend, No Regrets was written for her and I love Robbie’s No Regrets. Natalie Appleton seems like a really nice bff to hang out with. Shaznay Lewis wore braces when braces were not even cool.
All their videos are cool. Even my brother says they’re cool and my brother is so cool. I remember dreaming of becoming a grown up with the vibe of the Never Ever video, having fun by the pool. Or War Of Nerves or All Hooked Up, Chick Fit, Under The Bridge, Pure Shores, Bootie Call or Black Coffee.
I think I see them even hotter now then I used to ten years ago. They’ve been doing what they’ve always liked, isn’t that the coolest? The sexiest!
Then & now:
As of March 2013, Never Ever is the second best selling single by a girl group of all time in the UK, only behind Spice Girls’ Wannabe. Obviously. I am a Spice Girls fan, obviously.
Half a year later edit:
Later edit 2: (True) love is such a rare thing these days. I guess it has always been. But then you find it and you hold on to it. Forever. Turned from Never Ever.
Can’t wait for the Later edit 3…
Here it is: All Saints are back with a new album Testament (2018), out now. It includes the singles Love Lasts Forever and After All.