Today at 5pm, pop legends Steps premiere the video for their current single, Take Me For A Ride. The video will premiere on YouTube and will be accompanied by a livestream from Claire. Watch it from 5pm here.
Set in a futuristic dreamscape, the video sees the band perform classic Steps choreography in a variety of epic costumes. The video was directed by Jordan Rossi and features choreography by Mark Jennings and styling by Frank Strachan. The band add: “This was one of our all-time favourite video shoots, the day itself was such good fun and we’re delighted with the end result. We think the ultra-modern direction might come as a surprise to some people – but much like the song itself, it keeps the essence of Steps but takes what we’re best known for in exciting new directions!”
The excitement is building for Steps’ new album, What The Future Holds Pt.2, out 10th September. Take Me For A Ride is flying high in the air play chart, entering the Top 20 last week of the most played tracks in the country. The new song, which you can listen to here, was also Radio 2’s Track of the Week this week and was performed live for the first time 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. Last week they also revealed another 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.
What The Future Holds Pt. 2 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, 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