Slowly but surely, TLC is working on new music.
First order of business: Tinashe, please release Joyride, because TLC is about to snatch up the title (unless Rihanna gets to it first).
Moving on. In January 2015, Chilli and T-Boz urged fans to donate towards their $150,000 target goal on Kickstarter to fund their fifth and final album. The duo opted out of label support, so their fans stepped in and helped the ladies reach their goal and then some. At the time, they ended up amassing $430,000 (which included a $5,000 donation from Katy Perry). The duo promised an album towards the end of 2015, but in November of that year, they updated the Kickstarter page with a message saying it won't drop until 2016. We're nearing the end of the year, and there's no definite plans to put forth a new record. However, a promising sign lies ahead; they plopped two new song previews onto Apple Music: "Joy Ride" and "Haters."
In "Joy Ride," Chilli and T-Boz cruise in harmony to a throwback '90s-inspired beat. "Enjoy the ride with me," they sing in unison. "I'mma take you back down memory lane tonight."
"Haters," on the other hand, gets off to a shaky start. It sounds like a bop you and your squad would make in sixth grade. Oh, the irony.
Chances are both songs in full will arrive on Friday (Oct. 28).