British pop legends Steps – aka H, Claire, Faye, Lee and Lisa – have shared ‘To The Beat Of My Heart’ as the third single from their most recent album release, along with its accompanying remixes.
The track is taken their sixth record, What the Future Holds, out now via BMG. They are set to support the album with a huge arena tour across the UK and Ireland in November and December 2021.
Released in November 2020, the album was described as their most ambitious record yet. Showcasing the big melodic choruses of their top-tier bangers but also brings back the harmony-laden ballads and some atmospheric mid-tempos, What the Future Holds is the best distillation of Steps so far – an album that shows both a deeper shade of blue and a brighter future.
Listen to ‘To The Beat Of My Heart – Shortland Tropic Remix’ by Steps on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
‘To The Beat Of My Heart’ follows in the footsteps of second single, ‘Something In Your Eyes’, which gleefully celebrates the past via a classic, ABBA-esque chorus, a joyous key change and a brilliantly unexpected staggered outro.
The first taster of the record was the title track ‘What The Future Holds’, which was built around a typically Steps-esque bittersweet refrain of “one foot in the past and one foot in the future” and was penned by pop queen Sia.
Launching during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with their line-dancing classic ‘5,6,7,8’, Brit award winners Steps set about re-turfing the music landscape via 14 UK top 10 singles and three multi- platinum albums in three years including #1’s Tragedy and Stomp.
Fast forward twenty years, the band returned with the mighty Tears On The Dancefloor, which hit #1 on the physical and iTunes album charts and went Gold within a matter of weeks, becoming the second biggest-selling independent album of 2017 behind Stormzy.