In January 2015, Chilli and T-Boz urged fans to donate towards their $150,000 target goal on Kickstarter to fund their fifth and final album. TLC opted out of label support and gratefully their fans stepped in and helped the ladies reach their goal and some. At the time, they ended up raising $430,000 (which included a $5,000 donation from songstress Katy Perry). TLC promised an album towards the end of 2015, but in November of that year, they updated the Kickstarter page with a message saying it won’t drop until 2016. We’re nearing the end of the year, and there’s no definite plans to put forth a new record. However, a promising sign lies ahead; because they just released two new song previews onto Apple Music: “Joy Ride” and “Haters.”
While fans have been patiently waiting and wondering, the ladies haven’t been laying idle as many would have assumed, they’ve been recording.
And now it appears that they’re gearing up to release new material!
Moments ago, Apple Music allowed the surface of two tracks, ‘Joy Ride’ and ‘Haters’.
In “Joy Ride,” Chilli and T-Boz cruise in harmony to a throwback ’90s-inspired beat. “Enjoy the ride with me,” they sing in unison. “I’mma take you back down memory lane tonight.”
We can truly confirm that we miss the old days of the group delivering us music that kept us learning a new dance or bragging in harmony to some dope verses!
Is TLC officially back? We hope so.
Yet still, we curiously await the full versions. And it doesn’t seem there’s long to go.
We’re excited and you can check out a snippet of ‘Joy Ride’ below and let us know what you think in the comments.