TLC's influence across pop, hip hop, R&B, fashion and female friendship has defined generations. Having largely stepped back from the public eye since the tragic passing of Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes, the group are now ready to return to the spotlight.
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 including 2016 RnB Fridays & their own headlines gigs -illustrate a renewed confidence; mixing iconic hits like ‘Waterfalls’, ‘No Scrubs’ and ‘Creep’ with new material such as ‘Way Back’ (feat. Snoop Dogg).
Here are “anthems of respect and empowerment,” The Guardian wrote recently, which “stood out above all others…genre-defining pioneers.” The Quietus, meanwhile, describes TLC as “one of the most confounding acts to enter the mainstream…upending expectations of what an all-female group should sound like”. And right now, as Hunger Magazine put it, “the thirst for the smooth tunes of TLC in these dark and unsettling times is stronger than ever.” So much so that the band’s first ever UK show recently sold out in mere minutes.