STEPS : Deeper Shade Of Blue
By the time Claire, Lisa, Faye, H and Lee had gotten around to this, their tenth non-live music video, they’d really started to hit their strides stylistically. With hits like ‘Last Thing On My Mind’, ‘Tragedy’ and ‘Love’s Got A Hold On My Heart’ under their pOp belts, ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’ was perhaps arguably the group’s best ever video clip. Sadly, and mistakenly on Zomba Records’ behalf, the single was never released in Australia. The clip, however, was played once or twice on free-to-air TV. The clip begins with a countdown introduction before revealing the group in flight attendant-esque blue uniforms. Each of the singers, H and Faye, then Claire, Lee and Lisa takes their turn in singing and turning into their alter-ego with some pretty ‘steptacular’ costumes. There’s the obligatory dance moves, (a staple of each of their clips) and it climaxes with the group transforming back to their milky-white pure pOp selves and a photo shoot. Steps was pOp in it’s purest form and ‘Deeper Shade Of Blue’ was a great track with a great clip. Had it been given the chance, it could also have been a great big hit for the band ‘down under’.