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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Tears On The Dancefloor by Steps
Dear Poptastic Readers,
While we have been going bonkers over the original lineup of
Bananarama reforming, we have also been listening to Steps brand-new comeback
album Tears On The Dancefloor. This is the album all
Steps fans were waiting for. They released a Christmas record in 2012, but that
was definitely not what people wanted from them.
This time around they collected a bunch of
really good pop songs and returned with a bang. It worked well for them, as
they reached #2 with the album on the UK charts and have been in the top 20
Steps are Claire, H, Faye, Lee, and Lisa
have been on a media circuit this spring talking about the new album. They have
even said it contains no ballads. Well, we think that is a bit misleading.
While it may be technically true that no song that is slow throughout, it is
also true that many of the songs start off slow and sounding like ballads with
long introductions before the beats kick in.
The album starts off with the album’s first single and
dramatic“Scared Of The Dark” and this is the perfect example of a song starting off like a
ballad before turning into a disco stomper.
The next song is “You Make Me Whole” — which is
quite good. It even feels like it has two choruses. This is one of the most
current-sounding songs in the album, but it manages to sound very Steps.
"Firefly" turns into another stomper
once it gets going. A great tune. It’s Lisa’s turn to shine. It doesn’t sound
dated, but also sounds like a song that could have been on Madonna’s Confessions on a Dancefloor.
“Space Between Us” is really a standout track on the album, and this
song would be a great single choice. Lee and H are full on the verses again.
The chorus is just so natural and catchy that it would be a shame for this not
to be a single.
“Glitter & Gold” is another amazing dance
track. The beat kind of reminds us of September’s “Cry For You,” but it doesn’t
sound like a rip-off at all.
“Neon Blue” is a fun song and very reminiscent
of their past, without sounding retro. Faye really shines on the second verse
and we love it when she sings “I know that you’ll remember when you hear the
music play ...”
If you buy the album digitally, which we suspect you will do, there
are two mixes: Wideboys in the Shadows Vocal Mix of "Scared Of The
Dark" and 7th Heaven Radio Mix of "Story Of A Heart" ...
both are very good.
Don't delay, buy Tears On The
Dancefloor today! It is an amazing dance pop album!