As fans wait with baited breath for the release of their highly anticipated new studio album What The Future Holds Pt. 2, pop legends Steps today (August 20th) reveal another track set to feature on the record, The Slightest Touch – an EPIC remake of the classic Five Star hit!
As self confessed super fans of the iconic 80’s collective, Lee, Lisa, Faye, H and Claire work their collective magic to transform the 1987 dance-floor filler into a contemporary pop masterpiece; complete with dramatic electric synths, irrepressible disco beats and multi-layered trademark Steps harmonies.
In a joint statement issued to accompany the songs release, the British quintet say: “We are SUCH massive fans of Five Star, when we started brainstorming a possible cover idea to include on ‘What The Future Holds Pt 2’ this felt like the natural choice. They are absolute idols of ours and have always dreamed about giving one of their songs a euphoric Steps makeover. We are SO excited about the end result and hope fans love it as much as our part covers like ‘Chain Reaction’ and ‘Tragedy’.”
Upon hearing the cover, Five Star gave their seal of approval saying “We love this version! You guys nailed it!”.
Listen to The Slightest Touch below:
What The Future Holds, Pt. 2
Set for release Friday, September 10th 2021 What The Future Holds, Pt. 2 comes hot on the heels of Steps previous album of the same name, which went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over Christmas 2020!
Spanning 15 tracks, including 10 brand-new unheard songs along with special stripped-back acoustic versions of previous singles as well as the revamped single mix of Heartbreak In This City, featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage – the album also includes the groups current single Take Me For A Ride, a super melodic classic pop bop that the group performed live for the first time last week at their Radio 2 Live headline performance at Manchester’s O2 Ritz.
Fans can hear the electrifying show in full the weekend of September 11-12th 2021 when it airs exclusively on the much loved BBC national station online and on radio at 88-91 FM.
Steps – Take Me For A Ride (Official Audio)
In celebration of the albums release, Steps are set to hit the road this winter to play 18 arena shows across the UK including two dates at London’s The O2 with support from the queen of the kitchen disco, Sophie Ellis-Bextor!
Kicking off in Sheffield November 2nd, the pop supergroup promise fans a night they won’t forget as the perform tracks from both What The Future Holds parts 1 + 2, as well classic hits including Tragedy, One For Sorrow, Stomp and Scared Of The Dark.
What The Future Holds 2021 UK Tour Dates
November 2nd – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
November 3rd – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
November 5th – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
November 6th – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
November 8th – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
November 11th – Manchester, AO Arena
November 12th – Manchester, AO Arena
November 13th – Aberdeen, P&J Live
November 15th – Belfast, SSE Arena
November 18th – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
November 19th – Leeds, First Direct Arena
November 22nd – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
November 23rd – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
November 25th – Brighton, Centre
November 26th – London, The O2
November 27th – London, The O2
November 29th – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
December 1st – Bournemouth, International Centre
To buy tickets, please visit aegpresents.co.uk/steps.