TLC Making First New Album Since 2002


Today in news that will make 20-somethings feel old: It’s been ten years since the last TLC album. For real. 3D came out in 2002, six months after the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and since then, TLC have managed to continue their existence as a band without another full-length release. They’ve toured, performed on American Idol and the BET Awards, searched for a new Left Eye (despite claiming that they could never replace Lopes) on the reality show R U the Girl, and then both moved on to their own reality series (What Chilli Wants aired on VH1 in 2010 and 2011; Totally T-Boz debuts on — what else? — TLC in January).

But if case you haven’t been following them for the past decade, it may be time to tune in again. The BBC reports that Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins are working on new material. “We’re going to still sound like TLC, evolving to whatever level we need to be at this time,” T-Boz said. “We have to get into the studio and start feeling how we feel. You have to find yourself first and then you find the path and then you have an album before you know it.” The BBC also mentions the possibility that Left Eye will appear in TLC’s live performances via hologram. Now, we’re all for a new album, but please — none of that. [via Rolling Stone]