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‘Hard 2 Forget’ the new single from Steps

Steps are touring around the UK this Summer with dates on sale now.

Five years on from staging one of the most successful comebacks of the decade, Steps are celebrating their 25 years in style with The Platinum Collection. The album is packed full of their greatest hits from 1997 to 2022 and will be released on the 19th August, via Sony Music. Today they reveal one of the brand-new tracks on the collection, the incredible Hard 2 Forget, out now. The single premiered on Zoe Ball’s BBC Radio 2 show this morning and can now be streamed/downloaded here.

Written by US pop artist VINCINT with Grammy-nominee JHart (Little Mix) and STORYBOARDS, the track is also accompanied today by a brand-new video – watch here. Set in an East London café after a massive night out, the video features a colourful cast of characters including Drag Race UK star Charity Kase.

Describing the song, Steps add: “This 25th anniversary year has been all about looking back at our history and celebrating so many wonderful moments throughout our career.  The last few years have been made extra special by the incredible response to our new music.  We couldn’t release the Platinum Collection without something brand-new for our fans, and we are SO excited to share our new single ‘Hard 2 Forget’.  The moment we heard it, we knew it had the DNA of a classic Steps song but with a modern edge. We hope you all love it as much as we do!”

Steps are one of the UK’s most successful and loved acts and this Platinum Collection includes all their biggest and best hits including #1’s Heartbeat/Tragedy and Stomp plus epic comeback singles Scared Of The Dark and What The Future Holds alongside classics including One For Sorrow and Deeper Shade of Blue, full tracklisting below. Steps recently revealed their new Platinum Megamix, listen here, a fabulous reminder of all their gigantic hits from the past two and a half decades.

The band’s previous two Greatest Hits collections, Gold released in 2001 and The Ultimate Collection in 2011 both topped the Official Albums Chart and contained tracks from their first 3 studio albums Step One, Steptacular and Buzz. Platinum Collection not only features some of those highlights but also their smash hits from three further albums Tears On The Dancefloor, What The Future Holds and What The Future Holds Pt. 2. All three of those albums charted at #2 and between them yielded 3 iTunes #1’s and 10 Radio 2 A-List singles. Showing no signs of slowing down, this current era of Steps has now outlasted their original 1997 to 2001 run, and fans need not fear, there is still plenty more to come.

The Platinum Collection is available to pre-order now in various formats including Standard CD, Deluxe 2CD, Vinyl, Cassette and Digital. There will also be 5 very special solo editions, each with unique bonus tracks of the band’s favourite songs from across their career. To pre-order, visit www.OfficialSteps.lnk.to/PlatinumCollection.

A firm live favourite, Steps are touring around the UK this Summer with dates on sale now. The five-piece kicked off their Summer shows with a headline date at the Mighty Hoopla Festival in London. To purchase tickets for any of the shows, please visit https://www.stepsofficial.co.uk/. Full dates are listed below.

STEPS SUMMER SHOWS

JULY 2022
09 SUNDERLAND KUBIX FESTIVAL HERRINGTON COUNTRY PARK
23 CHESHIRE CARFEST NORTH BOLESWORTH ESTATE
29 MILTON KEYNES HEADLINE SHOW CAMPBELL PARK

AUGUST 2022
06 CHELMSFORD HEADLINE SHOW CHELMSFORD CITY RACECOURSE
27 YORKSHIRE SAFARI NIGHTS YORKSHIRE WILDLIFE PARK
28 HAMPSHIRE CARFEST SOUTH LAVERSTOKE PARK FARM

SEPTEMBER 2022
02 STOKE TRENTHAM LIVE TRENTHAM GARDENS
09 WALTON-ON-THAMES HEADLINE SHOW APPS COURT FARM
16 HASTINGS HEADLINE SHOW THE OVAL

25 BIRMINGHAM BIRMINGHAM PRIDE SMITHFIELD SITE