Teena Marie. She was one of those rare complete artists. She was both a extremely talented vocalist and writer. "Dear Lover" is a letter to her lover. What a powerful letter she delivered.
"Dear Lover" is from her 1983 album "Robbery" which marked her first album off of the Epic label. This is after she sued to be release from Motown. Lady T voice soars on this song. While her voice will be missed, it will also live on through great songs like this.