TLC comeback album to feature ‘old soul music’, executive producer reveals

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The Atlanta group launched a Kickstarter last year to fund their fifth album

TLC’s comeback album will feature “old soul music”, an executive producer attached to the project has revealed.

Last year, the Atlanta group raised $430,000 (£279,000) through Kickstarter to help fund their forthcoming fifth album, after initially asking fans for $150,000 (£99,700).

Veteran A&R and record producer Ron Fair, who’s working with Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas on the album, recently gave an update on how the fan-funded project is progressing.

“It’s old soul music. It’s ’90s throwback music. It’s vintage TLC and I can tell you that their vocals sound exactly the way they did the last time you heard them,” Fair says in a recent interview with Renman Music & Business Live.

He added: “Their artistic and vocal thing is 100 percent intact so this is gonna become a question of what are they talking about, what are the lyrics, what are the beats they’ve chosen. And I’m very excited for the world to hear.”

A release date for the album has not yet been announced. The group’s previous record, 2002’s ‘3D’, was released seven months after the death of founding member Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, who was killed in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras.