A former member of the Village People, Miles Jaye became a popular male vocalist in urban circles during the late '80s. Jaye studied violin in New York and also learned keyboards and bass in the Air Force. He played with guitarist Eric Gale and also worked with Phyllis Hyman prior to his two year stint with the Village People. Teddy Pendergrass signed him to his production company after hearing a demo tape. Island released the LP Miles in 1987, and the song "Let's Start Love Over" was a sizable hit. Jaye also wrote "Good to Yo2u" and "I'm Ready" for Pendergrass' Joy LP. His next release, Irresistible, had two more successful singles in "Objective" and "Heaven," while the third, Strong, included "Sensuous."