Steps and Michelle Visage unleash instantly-iconic duet and the gays can’t get enough
Steps and Michelle Visage skyrocketed to the top spot on iTunes after premiering “Heartbreak in This City” Thursday morning (25 February) as fans rushed to play the instant bop on a loop.
“Heartbreak in This City” marks the first time Steps have ever duetted with another artist and came about after Faye Tozer “connected quite deeply” with the Drag Race judge.
“The Strictly season had just begun and we found ourselves having a weekly chat on WhatsApp about what was going on,” Tozer told Hits Radio Pride. “We both partnered Giovanni so we had our own little stories going on, we ended up having loads and loads of fun and banter.”
Michelle Visage added: “You would have to be a fool not to want to be on a Steps track, this is like a dream come true for a little girl like me who was a popstar in the late 80s and early 90s and to have a huge group like Steps ask, you’d be an idiot not to.”
“Heartbreak in This City” debuted on Radio 2’s breakfast show which was guest-hosted by Drag Race UK judge Alan Carr.
Steps and Michelle Visage will keep the ‘girls, the gays and the theys going through lockdown’
Priyanka, the winner of season one of Canada’s Drag Race, tweeted at Visage that “Heartbreak in This City” “is fantastic”.
— hi it’s me priyanka (@thequeenpri) February 25, 2021
Writer-director James Moran said the remix answers the “eternal question” of “how can we make Steps even more fabulous”. The answer: “Get me Michelle Visage, ASAP!”
Love this! Answers the eternal question:
“How can we make Steps even more fabulous??”
“Get me Michelle Visage, ASAP!” pic.twitter.com/pkRmKD2X5G
— James Moran (@jamesmoran) February 25, 2021
Journalist Ruth King wrote that the Steps/Visage collaboration was planned to keep the “girls, the gays and the theys going through lockdown”.
Steps and Michelle Visage collaborating to keep the girls, the gays and the theys going through lockdown
— Ruth King (@RuthNicanRi) February 25, 2021
— Dimi 🏳️🌈 #StayHomeSaveLives #BlackLivesMatter (@DimitheGreat85) February 25, 2021
me and the fellow lgbtqs in the clubs on 21st june when ‘heartbreak in this city’ by steps featuring michelle visage comes blaring through the speakers pic.twitter.com/otNJX7GhiQ
— eloise | #1 heartbreak in this city supremacist (@90stozer) February 25, 2021
Steps thank fans for ‘Heartbreak in this City’ reaction
In a series of emotional tweets, Michelle Visage thanked fans for making the collaboration possible.
“You kids are amazing” she wrote, after the song hit the number one spot on iTunes.
Steps also thanked fans for their “incredible response” to the remix.
— michelle visage (@michellevisage) February 25, 2021
— Steps (@OfficialSteps) February 25, 2021
You can listen to Steps and Michelle Visage – “Heartbreak in This City” in full below.