‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’ was a watershed moment for Steps, marking a significant shift in their sound and thrusting them in a bold new direction.
‘Better Best Forgotten’ allowed Steps to consolidate their identity as a chart-topping success, while hurriedly recording a new album.
Pop!’s third – and final – single ‘Serious’ saw the group go out on top. Or, as close to the top as they were ever going to get.
Mining the Bee Gees back-catalogue for a hit had worked well for many groups in the late ’90s. So, what could possibly go wrong for One True Voice?
‘Say You’ll Be Mine’ is a significant – yet oft-overlooked – curio from Steps, as their first single to feature every member of the group on lead vocals.
By mid-2003, Girls Aloud had racked up a hit single and album. One True Voice on the other hand, well…they had ‘Shakespeare’s (Way With) Words’
‘Last Thing On My Mind’ arguably lay the first stone for Steps to become a serious pop act – well, as serious as they were ever going to get.
Armed with a new logo (“the Scooch Squiggle™”) and a music video containing snazzy pre-Minority Report computer sequences, all Scooch needed was a killer song – and boy did they have one.