TLC confirm new album details, share new instant-grat track ‘Haters’
Released June 30th and available to pre-order now
“TLC’s anthems of respect and empowerment stood out above all others…genre-defining pioneers” Guardian
“One of the most confounding acts to enter the mainstream…upending expectations of what an all-female group should sound like” The Quietus
“The thirst for the smooth tunes of TLC in these dark and unsettling times is stronger than ever.” Hunger.
“All your R&B dreams have come true.” i-D
TLC have confirmed details of their much-anticipated, self-titled new album, which will released on June 30th and is available to pre-order now (with instant-grat track ‘Haters’ and new single ‘Way Back’ – featuring Snoop Dogg – available immediately when doing so). The iconic girl-group play their first ever UK show this week, with an intimate date at London’s Koko (May 9th) immediately selling out and news of further dates expected soon.
Their first new material in fifteen years, ‘TLC’ has been – as the opening lyric of ‘Way Back’ suggests – a long, long time coming.” This is the sound of a band not only reflecting on their sometimes-turbulent roots but also facing forwards, towards a bright future. New single ‘Way Back’ was greeted with unanimous praise and is followed now by a second new song ‘Haters’: another classic but contemporary cut from a band who appear invigorated to be back doing what they do best.
Having sold over 65 million records worldwide, TLC are not only the best-selling American girl group of all time; with 4 Grammy Awards, 4 multi-platinum albums (two of which went Diamond), ten Top 10 singles and four Number 1s, theirs is an influence – across music, fashion and female friendship – which defined and continues to define generations. After largely stepping back from the public eye since the tragic passing of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, a Kickstarter campaign was launched to contribute towards recording the new album, and became the most-funded in the company’s history (with the likes of Katy Perry amongst the first to donate). Early live shows as a duo, which saw them play sold out arenas in Japan – where they became the first artist to be awarded MTV’s Legend Award since Michael Jackson – and also in the US and Australia illustrate a renewed confidence; mixing iconic hits like ‘Waterfalls’, ‘No Scrubs’ and ‘Creep’ with new material from ‘TLC’.
With their new album finally unveiled – and sold-out shows on the horizon – TLC are unquestionably back where they’re supposed to be – and unquestionably still Crazy, Sexy, Cool.