Pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return with the first single ‘What The Future Holds’, from their upcoming album of the same name.
The release of the track come three years after they staged one of the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, with their most recent ‘Party On The Dancefloor’ tour seeing the band sell out twenty-two arenas.
Built around a typically Steps-esque bittersweet refrain of “one foot in the past and one foot in the future”, the album’s thundering, gloriously dramatic title track was penned by pop queen Sia, and is the perfect statement for a band who have taken a wave of nostalgia and alchemised it into an album full of future anthems.
Listen to ‘What The Future Holds’ by Steps on the Shoot Music New Releases playlist on Spotify.
Fans are now able to stream and download the brand-new single, which received its global premiere on Radio 2 earlier this morning.
Their sixth studio album is set to release November 27 2020, and is being 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.
WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS 🔮
We couldn’t keep it a secret any longer!! Our new album What The Future Holds arrives on November 27th, and it’s available to pre-order from 8am tomorrow! ✨✨✨ pic.twitter.com/jcySWX9t96
— Steps (@OfficialSteps) September 7, 2020
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.