Steps reveal Sia wrote comeback single

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 September 2020
Ian 'H' Watkins

Ian 'H' Watkins

'Tragedy' hitmakers Steps have revealed Sia wrote their new comeback single 'What The Future Holds'

Steps have revealed Sia wrote their comeback single.

The pop group – made up of Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans, Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer and Ian "H" Watkins – will release new album 'What The Future Holds' later this year, and they have revealed the story behind the title track.

Speaking to The Sun newspaper's Bizarre column, Claire said: "She wrote the track for herself but realised it wasn't really for her and gave it to us. It's not like it was in the bottom of a drawer somewhere. It was her who said, 'We should give this to Steps because it would really suit them.'"

There seems to be a lot of mutual respect, and Lisa admitted she has "so much admiration" for the singer, who has also written for the likes of Beyonce and Rihanna.

She added: "I am such a huge Sia fan. Her music is completely up my street, I have so much admiration for her as an artist and a songwriter so I'm in pop heaven.

"It has got back to us that she is a Steps fan and also that she has Steps on her playlists, which is great."

The new single – which is an epic dance track – was actually meant to be released as a surprise six months ago.

However, the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown meant the group had to pause their plans to let Lisa get home to Dubai, where she lives with her husband and children.

Faye explained: "It was really hard because it was literally the day after lockdown that we were going to start the whole campaign. We had a call from the record company in America saying, 'We need to make a choice, either it goes ahead or it doesn't'.

"It was so hard because we'd worked so hard to get this whole project together, make it sound perfect. We were really ready and suddenly it was like, 'Don't say anything!' "

Steps 2021 UK tour dates:
Tue 2 Nov — FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield
Wed 3 Nov — Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
Fri 5 Nov — Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
Mon 8 Nov — Utilita Arena, Newcastle
Thu 11 Nov — The AO Arena, Manchester
Sat 13 Nov — P&J Live, Aberdeen
Thu 18 Nov — M&S Bank, Arena Liverpool
Fri 19 Nov — First Direct Arena, Leeds
Mon 22 Nov — The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
Thu 25 Nov — Brighton Centre
Fri 26 Nov — The O2, London
Mon 29 Nov — Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
Wed 1 Dec — Bournemouth International Centre

Tickets for Steps' What The Future Holds tour go on sale at 10am on Fri 18 Sep.

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