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Steps to release new single penned by ABBA stars

Emmy Griffiths

Steps have announced plans to release a new album, Tears on the Dancefloor, to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The group, comprised of Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, Claire Richards, Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Lee Latchford-Evans, have also collaborated with ABBA's very own Bjorn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson for a single on the anticipated album. The pair, who wrote hit singles including Mamma Mia!, Dancing Queen and The Winner Takes It All, have written a song called Story of a Heart for the group, and Lisa opened up about working with the acclaimed songwriters.

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"[Steps] always had that comparison with Abba so it’s amazing to work with Benny and Bjorn," Lisa told The Sun. "When we heard the special album track they gave to us we said, 'that's perfect'. It's a bridge to where we were and it moves on nicely to where we’re taking the new music. We have a great new team around us now and we’re ready to push on. We’ve been quietly working away probably for the past 18 months to two years to get everything just right for the new album."

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The group will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year

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Fans have been quick to discuss the news that Steps are making a comeback, with one writing: "STEPS ARE COMING BACK THIS IS NOT A DRILL STEPS ARE REFORMING IM NOT CRYING YOU ARE! THEYRE DOING A TOUR VEGBGABOYS ARE SUPPORTING." Another added: "Oh my god Steps are back, what a day to be alive," accompanied by a dancing gif. Lisa, meanwhile, also spoke to Pop Justice about bringing new music to their original fans, saying: "I think nostalgia knows no age. And while a lot of this is about nostalgia, I do feel like the album takes us into the new era. I’d hope there’ll be a crossover where initially there’ll be fans coming back, but what I’m also excited about is new people coming along too."