Three years after they staged one of the most successful comebacks of the decade, enduring British pop legends Steps – aka H, Claire, Faye, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their sixth album, What the Future Holds. If you thought 2017's hi-energy Tears on the Dancefloor album, which launched with the giant glitter ball-sized banger Scared of the Dark and concluded with a sold-out arena tour, was a step into the big leagues then brace yourselves. Not only is the first single written by pop queen Sia, the versatile new album sees the band reunite with the likes of Fiona Bevan (One Direction, Lewis Capaldi), Ina Wroldsen (Shakira, Britney Spears) and Karl Twigg, who worked on their first three albums, plus experiment with the likes of Hannah Robinson (Kylie) and new pop shape-shifters such as Gracey and MNEK. “We will never forget the past with Steps, it's what made us,” say the band, “but we've got to look to the future too.”
Launching during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with their line-dancing classic 5,6,7,8, 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 was only kept off the UK top spot by Ed Sheeran, before becoming the second biggest-selling independent album of 2017 behind Stormzy.
The band released What The Future Holds, their most ambitious album to date, in 2020. The album showcased the big melodic choruses of their top-tier bangers and went Silver within the first month of its release. It was also the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period. What The Future Holds Pt. 2 will be released later this year.
The five-piece will also be heading on their sure-to-be epic What The Future Holds Tour in November, headlining 18 arena shows across the UK including two dates at London’s The O2 and will be joined by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor as a special guest.