TLC Finishing Fourth album

 

09 May 2002

Arista Records has revealed that the remaining members of TLC will complete the group's fourth LP despite the loss of their friend and bandmate, Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.
Tionne 'T Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas have so far refused to announce the album's title. However, they have revealed that Left Eye chose the name.
The group's long-time producer, Dallas Austin, has announced that the album is roughly half finished.
'I've done about six or seven songs,' he said. 'We also have pieces of four or five more things that haven't been finished. Everybody was getting ready to start back working in the next week or two.'
He went on to add that the girls had more input in this album than any of their previous releases.
'The girls were pretty much more involved in pulling in producers and writers,' he explained.
'Where it was usually moulded by me saying, 'This is the sound,' this one was being pieced together a little different, which was cool. We were doing this album, then the greatest hits. Sitting down, you'd be like, 'I didn't know we had this many hits just after three albums.''
Lopes' publicist and close friend Jay Morose has said that the album is a logical progression from TLC's last LP, Fan Mail: 'It's connected even more. Fan Mail is about who they were at that time. There was so much in there that was really personal. This is the next step on from the Lisa, Chilli and T-Boz that we got to know in Fan Mail, a deeper, better version of that. The first track I heard blew me away. It had a bit of controversy.'
Lopes was killed in a car crash in Honduras last month.


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