Steps Reveal ‘Under My Skin’

Pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – returned last month to a rapturous response, scoring three #1’s on iTunes and trending on Twitter in the week following the announcement of their new album, arena tour and the release of their single, ‘What The Future Holds’.

Fans around the world quickly cited their return as “Steps coming back to save 2020!”. They now reveal their second taster of the album with the launch of Under My Skin. The track is an instant grat and can be downloaded immediately when fans preorder the album on iTunes. Under My Skin is also available to stream on all digital platforms and can be listened to here.

Describing the new track, Steps added,

“Under My Skin’ is one of our favourite songs on the new album, and while it’s not an official single, we couldn’t wait to share it with you all. Our last album ‘Tears On The Dancefloor’ was up-tempo from start to end, but Steps have always been known for our mid-tempos like ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘It’s The Way You Make Me Feel’ so we wanted to show more diversity on our new album ‘What The Future Holds’. ‘Under My Skin’ is one of the most emotional tracks we’ve ever recorded and we loved harmonising together on this track.  We hope you all love it as much as we do.”

Last month, Steps revealed news of their 6th album, ‘What The Future Holds’, out November 27th 2020 and released via BMG. The first single, What The Future Holds is the album’s thundering, gloriously dramatic title track and was penned by pop queen Sia. The single can be downloaded or streamed on all digital platforms here and the video can be viewed here. The track was added to the A-List on Radio 2 and has already been streamed over 1.5 million times. The second single will be announced in the coming weeks.

The What The Future Holds album will be available on all digital platforms plus CD, Vinyl (including a limited edition transparent pink edition) and Cassette (including a special collector’s box with five separate transparent pink solo cassettes with an intro from each band member).

Steps have also announced their sure-to-be epic What The Future Holds 2021 Tour headlining 14 arena shows across the UK including The O2 in London. Steps will be joined on the tour by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor as special guest. Tickets are selling fast and are on sale now from

Launching during the halcyon days of pop in 1997 with their line-dancing classic 5,6,7,8, Brit award winners Steps set about re-turfing the music landscape via 14 UK top 10 singles and three multi-platinum albums in three years including #1’s Tragedy and Stomp. Fast forward twenty years, the band returned with the mighty Tears On The Dancefloor, which hit #1 on the physical and iTunes album charts and went Gold within a matter of weeks, becoming the second biggest-selling independent album of 2017 behind Stormzy. Their subsequent ‘Party On The Dancefloor’ tour saw the band sell out twenty-two arenas. 23 years on from their debut, 2020 sees them return with What The Future Holds.

What The Future Holds 2021 UK Tour Dates:

Nov 2 – Sheffield, FlyDSA Arena
Nov 3 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Nov 5 – Birmingham, Resorts World Arena
Nov 8 – Newcastle, Utilita Arena
Nov 11 – 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 25 – Brighton, Centre
Nov 26 – London, The O2
Nov 29 – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Dec 1 – Bournemouth, International Centre

To buy tickets, please visit

Steps - Under My Skin (Official Audio)

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