Trevor Horn has shared “Steppin’ Out,” featuring Seal, a reinterpretation of the classic Joe Jackson song and is the second track to be released from Trevor Horn’s new album Echoes – Ancient & Modern. The record features Trevor working with some of his favourite singers to create new versions of 11 iconic songs he loves from 1982 to 2012.
Speaking about “Steppin’ Out,” Trevor Horn says, “The Joe Jackson original is like stepping out into the fast-moving neon-lit edginess of New York after you’ve got high. With Seal I thought it should be like stepping out into California where it’s lush, comfortable and much less speedy. I was thinking of “The Girl from Ipanema.” I love that record. I was aiming for carefree contemporary easy listening with a little something else, basically the ineffable cool of Seal.”