In their recent tally of the best ‘modern day’ girl groups, Idolator included En Vogue, TLC, Salt-N-Pepa, and (amazingly) Wilson Phillips, but overlooked one of pop music’s most successful ladies-only outfits, Exposé.
From 1987′s “Come Go With Me,” the Miami trio’s debut single, through to 1990′s “Tell Me Why,” Ann Curless, Jeanette Jurado, and Gioia Bruno charted seven consecutive top 10 hits — the first girl group to do so. With the help of producer/songwriter Lewis Martineé, Exposé introduced freestyle to the masses. In the wake of their success, new girl groups like Seduction, The Cover Girls, and Sweet Sensation were signed, while existing artists like Debbie Gibson and Pet Shop Boys sought out Martineé to bring the freestyle sound to their own material.
After a throat tumor sidelined Bruno in 1992, she was replaced by Kelly Moneymaker. The new Exposé lineup released their third studio album that year, enjoying one more top ten hit with 1993′s “I’ll Never Get Over You (Getting Over Me),” before being dropped by Arista in 1995.
In 2006, with Bruno’s vocal troubles now years behind her, she reunited with Curless and Jurado and Exposé began touring again. Last year, after winning a lengthy legal battle over the rights to the Exposé name, the trio re-recorded “Point Of No Return” with remixes by Chris Cox, and also released a Christmas charity single, “I Believe In Christmas (Like It Used To Be).”
This week, Exposé returned with their first dance-pop song in over 15 years, “Shine On.” Written by Curless, the track has been remixed by Drew Pearson, Klubjumpers, Amy Alderman, Chris Thomas, and Oliver Watts. It’s wonderful to have the ladies of Exposé back on something upbeat. Stream the Klubjumpers Klub Mix below:
In addition to six remixes of “Shine On,” the release also features the trio’s new re-recordings of their first four top ten hits: “Come Go With Me,” “Point Of No Return,” “Let Me Be The One,” and “Seasons Change.”