"Tell Me What You Want Me To Do" was produced by Narada Michael Walden
, who wrote it with Campbell and Sally Jo Dakota. Walden, who was at the helm for Aretha Franklin's comeback in the '80s, was one of several big names brought in to work with Campbell on his first album, T.E.V.I.N.
Campbell was signed to Quincy Jones' label, and Jones had access to lots of very high-level talent (he's the guy who got Eddie Van Halen to do a guitar solo on Michael Jackson's "Beat It
"). Campbell's first single was "Round And Round
," written and produced by Prince and used on the Graffiti Bridge
Walden speaks highly of Campbell, telling Rolling Stone
in 2021: "I'm not sure there's a more gifted male singer than Tevin."