Fans of this song should Google, "Larry Troutman". He was an 80s R&B artist but, more impressive were his production and song writing skills. He wrote, produced and recorded this song for Shirley Murdock; the minimal nature of the arrangement was intentional to highlight Murdock's impressive vocal range. Over the years Troutman has been acknowledged for being years ahead of his time when it came to studio production techniques. He was a genius with synthesizers. Probably, most notable was Troutman's use of vocals through the use of complex layering and the use of the Vocoder . Troutman was tragically killed in the mid 90s. This song is a testment to his legacy.