TLC confirm their musical comeback
Published 26/07/2013 | 14:04
TLC have revealed that they will release an album later this year, nearly 11 years after their last studio record, 3D.
The group, comprised of Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, are planning to unveil an as-yet-untitled compilation in the US in October after they re-signed with mentor LA Reid and his Epic Records/LaFace label, reported Billboard.
It will feature hits such as Creep, Waterfalls and No Scrubs, as well as new songs.
Two new tracks have already been written - Posh Life, penned by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin, and Meant To Be, written by Ne-Yo - and the pair are hoping to record with Drake and J Cole too.
"Not one artist has said no, and that's amazing and a blessing... You know, we've been gone for a minute. But to see everyone coming to us like, 'Yo! We heard y'all working, I gotta be down!' That's amazing," T-Boz said.
Rapper Lil Mama (aka Niatia Kirkland) has been filling in for their late bandmate Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, who was killed in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras, in April 2002.
The 23-year-old even portrays her in TLC's upcoming VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
But T-Boz and Chilli said she won't replace their friend.
"No one will ever be a member in this group. Ever," said T-Boz, while Chilli added: "We love that she still has her own thing. It's still kind of of out there, but I love it. We love it. I love her personality. She's just so creative and sweet."