TLC won't make another al­bum

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

TLC won't make another al­bum. The 'Wa­ter­falls' hit­mak­ers re­cently made their come­back with their crowd­funded self-ti­tled LP, but have no de­sire to put out another full-length re­lease be­cause of how hard the record in­dus­try has be­come. How­ever, Ro­zonda 'Chilli' Thomas - who is joined by Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins as the re­main­ing mem­bers of the 90s girl group af­ter third mem­ber Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes died in a car crash in 2002 - has vowed to keep on tour­ing with her band­mate. Speak­ing to The Sun news­pa­per about go­ing bank­rupt de­spite sell­ing 70 mil­lion records, Chilli said: "You are just out there working hard, not mak­ing any­thing, but they are mak­ing all the money. It was be­cause of our con­tracts and when peo­ple aren't ad­vis­ing you the proper way. Af­ter our first al­bum there was no rene­go­ti­a­tion when your con­tract is jacked up. "That's why we said, shall we do this just one more time? It is def­i­nitely not the end of TLC as far as tour­ing but mak­ing an al­bum is dif­fi­cult. The business has changed a lot." On the new TLC record the girls teamed up with Ron Fair as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer, who has worked with Christina Aguil­era, Mary J. Blige and The Black Eyed Peas. The first sin­gle to be taken from the al­bum, 'Way Back', fea­tures Snoop Dogg some­thing which has been a life­long am­bi­tion. The girls even had Michael Jack­son's mu­si­cians on the al­bum. Ro­zonda said: "Working with Snoop has been a dream come true while Ron added the horns and put his magic on the record. All of the horns you hear on tracks like Joy Ride, Way Back and Sunny are played by the same guys that played on Michael Jack­son's Bad and Thriller. That was sur­real and epic." The 'No Scrubs' hit­mak­ers used a kick­starter cam­paign to make their first stu­dio al­bum in 15 years, and were able to raise over $430,000 for the record thanks to do­na­tions from fans, in­clud­ing Katy Perry, Bette Mi­dler, and New Kids on the Block. 'TLC' is out now.

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