Two tracks have already been penned: 'Posh Life,' written by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin and 'Meant To Be,' written by Ne-Yo.
Nearly 11 years after their last studio album, "3D," TLC is prepping a massive comeback that will include new music, a VH1 biopic and live performances that will include "special guest" Lil Mama temporarily filling the shoes of the late Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes. Current members Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas made the announcements alongside manager Bill Diggins and VH1’s Rick Krim at a press conference Thursday morning (July 25) in New York.
Part of the resurgence includes the news that TLC has resigned with mentor L.A. Reid and Epic Records/LaFace, and will release an as-yet-untitled compilation Oct. 15 featuring the group’s hits as well as a collection of new songs. Two tracks have already been penned — "Meant To Be," written by Ne-Yo, and "Posh Life," written by Lady Gaga and longtime TLC collaborator Dallas Austin. Other new songs and collaborations are in the works, the group added, including some studio time (and a likely live show) with Drake, and some hoped-for further pairings with J. Cole, who recruited T-Boz and Chilli for current single "Crooked Smile."
Diggins, TLC’s manager since 1998, told Billboard the band has been seeking new music since November 2012 and the response from the industry has been overwhelming. Added T-Boz, "Not one artist has said no, and that’s amazing and a blessing... You know, we’ve been gone for a minute. But to see everyone coming to us like, ‘Yo! We heard y’all working, I gotta be down!’ That’s amazing."