Seasons Change

Album: Exposure (1987)
Charted: 97 1
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Songfacts®:

  • If your loved one tells you, "seasons change, feelings change," you're probably getting dumped. But according to Lewis Martineé, the Cuban-born, Miami-based creator of Exposé and the man who wrote and produced all their early tracks, it's not a breakup song. In a Songfacts interview with Martineé, he explained: "'Seasons Change' is about growing old with someone, spending your life with someone. 'Seasons change, I'll sacrifice tomorrow to have you here today.' It's about being with that person forever. That was one of my favorite songs that I've ever written."
  • Exposé's bailiwick was dance music; the club-banger "Point Of No Return" is what earned them a deal with Arista Records. "Seasons Change" is a ballad not typical of their sound, but it connected with a wider audience and rose to #1 on both the Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. It was Clive Davis at Arista Records who pegged the song as a hit. "When I took him 'Seasons Change,' he said, 'Yeah, this is the one,'" Lewis Martineé told Songfacts. "He was basically the only one that saw that, and he was right."
  • Exposé swapped out their members as they were recording their debut album. The original three members, who sang on their first two singles, "Point Of No Return" and "Exposed To Love," had already recorded backing vocals for "Seasons Change" and most of the other tracks when they made their exit. It took some time to find the replacement members, and they didn't come all at once. First in was Jeanette Jurado, who recorded her lead vocal for "Seasons Change" before she was joined in the group by Gioia Bruno and Ann Curless. As a result, the song has Jurado's lead but the backing vocals of the three since-departed original members: Alejandra Lorenzo, Laurie Miller, and Sandeé Casañas.
  • The song was made with synthesizers and drum machines, but there are some live instruments in the mix to give it warmth, notably a saxophone played by Steve Grove. "I was looking to put more elements rather than just keyboards in a dance song," Lewis Martineé explained.
  • "Seasons Change" was the last of five singles released from Exposé's debut album, Exposure. Four of those singles made the Top 10 on the Hot 100, making the album the first debut by a group to accomplish the feat. The other singles from the album to make the Top 10 were:

    "Come Go With Me" (#5)
    "Point Of No Return" (#5)
    "Let Me Be The One" (#7)
  • The music video shows the girls from Exposé packing up their belongings and leaving a beach house. It's very ambiguous, kind of like those prescription drug commercials that always seem set on a beach. Perhaps they're packing up for the winter because the season has changed and it's time to go back to the city. It's clear, though, that the video is targeted to the VH1 crowd, as it's very conservative with no trace of the Miami party vibe more typical of the group. It was directed by Peter Israelson, who also did Whitney Houston's "The Greatest Love Of All" and Taylor Dayne's "I'll Always Love You."
  • On their third (and final) album, released in 1992, Exposé embraced their soft-rock side, with a number of tracks written by Diane Warren. One of them, "I'll Never Get Over You Getting Over Me," gave them their second #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

Comments: 1

  • Dane from Lima,ohio, FlIt's a song I've always loved.I love the words & music.Nice harmonies too.A real good '80's song.Their second album is better.
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