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News: Steps release cover of Five Star’s ‘The Slightest Touch’

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Pop legends Steps show no sign of slowing down in the build up to their new album What The Future Holds Pt. 2, out 10th September. Today they reveal the next taster of the album – a brilliant cover of Five Star’s The Slightest Touch. The track is the third to be revealed from the record and can be streamed/downloaded here.

Steps are huge fans of Five Star and they were delighted to put their own spin on The Slightest Touch. The original track reached #4 on the UK singles chart and was on their #1 album, Silk & Steel, which has its 35th anniversary this week. Speaking of their version, Steps added: “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!”.

The excitement is building for Steps’ new album, What The Future Holds Pt.2. Their current single Take Me For A Ride is flying high in the air play chart, entering the Top 20 today of the most played tracks in the country. The new song, which you can listen to here, is also Radio 2’s Track of the Week this week and was performed live for the first time last week at their Radio 2 Live headline performance at Manchester’s O2 Ritz. The show airs on the station on the weekend of September 11th and 12th. Take Me For A Ride sees the British five-piece reunite with Karl Twigg and Mark Topham who wrote some of their biggest hits including One For Sorrow, Deeper Shade Of Blue and Stomp.

What The Future Holds Pt. 2 will be released on 10th September, and will be available to buy in CD (both standard and deluxe versions), vinyl, cassette and on digital formats. Additional to the five other formats, the CD will also be available in a stunning rainbow laminate, exclusive to HMV. Spanning 15 tracks, the album includes 10 brand-new unheard songs and special stripped-back acoustic versions of previous singles. Pre-order the new album here. The band’s previous album What The Future Holds Pt. 1 went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period.

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.

What The Future Holds UK Tour Dates:

Nov 2 – Sheffield, Arena
Nov 3 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Nov 5 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 6 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 8 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Nov 11 – Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 12 – Manchester, AO Arena
Nov 13 – Aberdeen, P&J Live
Nov 15 – Belfast, SSE Arena
Nov 18 – Liverpool, M&S Bank Arena
Nov 19 – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Nov 22 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 23 – Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
Nov 25 – Brighton, Centre
Nov 26 – London, The O2
Nov 27 – London, The O2
Nov 29 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 1 – Bournemouth, International Centre