TLC are to release their first album for 14 years after a successful Kickstarter campaign raised over £100,000 to fund their return.
Following the death of Lisa Left-Eye Lopes in a car crash in 2002, surviving members T-Boz and Chilli completed the album ‘3D’ that year. The pair said ‘3D’ was a suitable finale for the band.
However, the pair have begun working on new songs and announced a Kickstarter campaign in January to seek £100,000 funding. Having given themselves two months to raise the money, their funding was raised in less than a week. It eventually raised £290,000.
TLC manager Bill Diggins said: “The best is definitely yet to come,” adding that 15 songs had been completed for the album. T-Boz also confirmed an album and tour was “on the way” in a speech at the sickle cell anaemia benefit Crescent Moon Gala, where the singer spoke of her own decade-long battle against the illness.
On the Kickstarter campaign, TLC said the new album would be their final release. A statement said: “This album, our final album, is dedicated to all of you that have stuck with us, always challenging us to do our best. And of course, it’s for the new fans too! We just want to put out great music that touches everyone. That’s it.”