En Vogue is a female vocal quartet from San Francisco: Cindy Herron, Dawn Robinson, Terry Ellis, and Maxine Jones. They were produced by Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy, who were in the group Club Nouveau. Foster was working on a vocals-only version of the Smokey Robinson & The Miracles song "Who's Lovin' You
" for En Vogue to sing at talent shows, but when Foster stumbled upon a groove on his drum machine, the girls suggested they do a remake with a beat. Foster and McElroy took it further, and decided to write an answer song to it instead - a song about how to "hold on" to love.
"Who's Lovin' You" is a heartbreaker about a guy who never appreciated his girl until she was gone. En Vogue pick it up from the girl's perspective, explaining that she should have invested more into the relationship without being so needy. She concludes that honesty and passion are key to a healthy union.