This is a great example of freestyle dance music, which was big in the late '80s, evolving from the dance clubs to the pop charts. Like much of this music, "Let Me Be The One" came out of Miami, where Exposé was based. Lewis Martineé
, who created the group and wrote their songs, was born in Cuba and drew on that culture for his sounds.
Martineé's original Exposé got a deal with Arista Records thanks to their single "Point Of No Return
," which took off in South Florida when Martineé personally delivered it to dance clubs in the area. But when they started recording their debut album, the three members ended up leaving the group, either on their own volition or at the behest of Arista, depending on who you talk to. Three new girls were brought in and quickly became pop stars when the album yielded four hits, including the #1 "Seasons Change