Steps announces a brand new album featuring RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage
Steps have announced the release of their seventh studio album, What The Future Holds Pt 2.
Featuring ten brand new, unheard songs, the 15-track record – scheduled for release in September 2021 – will also feature the vocals of RuPaul’s Drag Race star Michelle Visage.
The iconic group announced the news on Thursday in a YouTube video and also released the video for the song Heartbreak In This City, which features Michelle.
Wow! British pop group Steps have announced the release of their seventh studio album, What The Future Holds Pt. 2 – and it will feature RuPaul Drag Race star Michelle Visage
The new album is a sequel to 2020’s What The Future Holds Pt 1 and will feature new songs in addition to five acoustic versions of recent hits.
Heartbreak in the This City music video sees former Strictly star Michelle, 52, take on the role of ‘special agent’. The star is tasked with tracking down anyone with a broken heart.
Steps’ new music video was choreographed by Mark Jennings and shot primarily in Manchester in accordance with pandemic restrictions.
Discussing the new release, 45-year-old band member Lisa Scott-Lee – who filmed her scenes in Dubai – said, “ We couldn’t have been more pleased with the response to our What The Future Holds album last November, and the ongoing love from fans for all our single and video releases since. ‘
Faye Tozer, 45, added, ‘While lockdown was very difficult, we were lucky enough to use the time to record a bunch of brand new songs for all of you!
Exciting: The new album features ten brand new, unheard tracks and the 15 track record is scheduled for release in September 2021
‘What originally started as a deluxe version of the album has now become a completely new record.’
Ian ‘H’ Watkins, 44, called one of the group’s upcoming songs ‘an electronic anthem’.
Speaking of his favorite songs, the singer said, ‘Some of our favorites include Take Me For A Ride with a true 80s vibe and A Hundred Years of Winter, an icy electronic anthem written by our friend, the brilliant songwriter Darren Hayes of Savage Garden. ‘
Fan love: Lisa Scott-Lee, 45, said: ‘We couldn’t have been more thrilled with the response to our What The Future Holds album last November’
Steps split in 2001 after achieving fourteen consecutive top 5 singles, selling over 20 million records and reaching number one with three albums and three singles.
They are BRIT awarded and hold the record for the most consecutive sold-out nights at Wembley.
After a brief reunion in 2011, they embarked on a sold-out 12-date arena tour and released their fourth album, before moving on.
Stars: Steps split in 2001 after fourteen consecutive top 5 singles, sold over 20 million records and reached number one with three albums and three singles (pictured in 1998)
Steps dominated the charts in the 90s and early 00s with hits such as 5,6,7,8, Tragedy, Better The Devil You Know and Love’s Got A Hold Of My Heart.
They were due to tour with their new album What the Future Holds Pt 1, but had to postpone it due to the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Live performance has always been our favorite part of Steps. We had the most fun of our touring career, ‘the band told Daily Mail Australia in September.
High praise: Ian ‘H’ Watkins, 44, burned one of the group’s upcoming songs ‘an electronic anthem’