MUSIC SCOOP: TLC’s Final Album To Arrive This June
TLC Album To Arrive In June
Two years after raising $430,255 in a Kickstarter campaign to fund their final album, TLC has announced it will arrive this June.
Manager Bill Diggins made the announcement on Monday in an update on the Kickstarter campaign page.
On behalf of TLC and myself I want to express our most sincere thanks for your patience on waiting for the album. I am thrilled to let you know that the album is tentatively scheduled to be released at the end of June and you will receive your advance album prior to that. We are working out the official date in the next couple of weeks and once it is final we will notify you.
You may recall Chilli and T-Boz came under fire when fans got impatient and put them on blast for not producing an album as promised.
In his post, Bill also explained why the process of creating the album took so long.
Let me explain why this album has taken longer than expected. When we decided to do the album it was based on a number of emotional decisions and one of the biggest was how you inspired Tboz and Chilli by your emails and texts asking them to do another album. At the time we had no music, no producers, no writers, and a few ideas. We also were in the middle of rehearsal’s for TLC’s first arena tour since The FanMail Tour and therefore on the road for most of the year. It was very important to establish TLC’s touring credibility and as most of you saw TLC live I am sure you agreed that we accomplished that goal. It took a lot more time to coordinate schedules with writers, TLC’s executive producer Ron Fair and recording sessions than anticipated. I could go on in more detail to explain how TLC’s touring, schedule, writing schedule and producing schedule was delayed but the simple fact is that Tboz & Chilli were inspired to make a record that they could be proud of and they would not settle for less and sometimes you just cannot rush art. They demanded of themselves a record that would stand up to the great body of work created in the past and that you would be proud of; because your belief and support is the greatest form of love and we want you to be proud.
This will be the group’s first studio album since Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ passing in 2002.
Are you excited about the forthcoming TLC album?