Steps will release a new version of their track ‘Heartbreak In This City’ featuring ‘Drag Race’ star Michelle Visage.
The single will be the fourth to be taken from the pop icons’ latest album ‘What The Future Holds‘ and it will be released on Thursday 25th February 2021 at 8am. The track will premiere the same day at 7.50am with a first play by Alan Carr, who sits in for Zoe Ball on her Radio 2 Breakfast show next week.
A clear fan favourite since the release of ‘What The Future Holds’, ‘Heartbreak In This City’ reunites Steps with songwriter Karl Twigg, who wrote the band’s hits ‘One For Sorrow’, ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’ and ‘Stomp’.
Speaking of the track, Michelle said: “To say that I’m honoured to record a song with pop icons Steps is the understatement of the year. With the state of the world today, we all need music that makes us feel good and trust me when I tell you, Heartbreak In This City is an absolute BOP! After years of dreaming about it, for at least a moment in time, I can officially be “Michelle from Steps”! CAN SOMEONE PINCH ME PLEASE? I hope everyone loves listening to it as much as I loved recording it!”
Discussing how the collaboration came about Lee Latchford-Evans says: “The idea for this collaboration came about when we did an Instagram Live with Michelle on album release week.”
H continues, “I LOVE ‘Heartbreak In This City’ and we thought Michelle would be PERFECT to take it to the next level. I am the world’s #1 Drag Race superfan and BESIDE myself she’s joined us on the song!”
Lisa adds, “Her voice fit the song perfectly and we’re proud she’s now our unofficial sixth member!”
Speaking of their excitement of the track, Faye said “Not only did Michelle and I have the same dance partner Giovanni Pernice on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’, but we both played the role of Miss Hedge in the West End production of ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. We’ve since become good friends and constantly chat all things ‘Strictly’ and ‘Drag Race’ by WhatsApp!”
Claire continues “On top of being a brilliant ‘Drag Race’ judge, people might not realise that Michelle is an incredible singer who was first part of the girl group Seduction and had a huge hit with The S.O.U.L. S.Y.S.T.E.M. on ‘The Bodyguard’ soundtrack, one of the greatest selling albums of all time”.
‘What The Future Holds’ went Silver within the first month of its release and was the most downloaded album in the UK over the Christmas period.
Steps will also be heading out on their ‘What The Future Holds 2021 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.
The full dates are:
Nov 2 – Sheffield, FlyDSA 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
To buy tickets, please visit aegpresents.co.uk/steps.