It looks as if we haven’t heard the last from TLC.
Surviving members Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne”T-Boz” Watkins reiterated at the MOBO Awards in Liverpool that they’re planning a new album, tour and VH1 biopic, news that they’ve mentioned in recent weeks in various media outlets.
This will be their first album since 2002’s “3D,” which was released a few months after the death of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who died in a car crash in Honduras.
The Atlanta-based group, beloved for their mid-‘90s chart takeover hits “Waterfalls,” “Creep,” “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty,” paid tribute to Lopes this summer by staging the all-day Left Eye Music Fest at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur.
Thomas and Watkins said they will produce the VH1 movie and are close to casting actresses to portray the trio.
While confirming the new album, Watkins noted that it’s “still going to sound like TLC, evolving to whatever level we need to be at this time.”
Earlier this year, rumors cropped up that Thomas and Watkins considered touring with a holographic Lopes, similar to that crazy Tupac Shakur “appearance” at Coachella. Thomas confirmed that it is still a possibility.
“It will be hard on us but I certainly think our fans would love to see it. We would definitely be the first group to ever do it,” she said.
By Melissa Ruggieri, Atlanta Music Scene