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Hear two new TLC songs from their first album in 14 years

T-Boz and Chilli are back with some nostalgic, but still unbelievably banging tracks ‘Joy Ride’ and ‘Haters’

The most successful American girl group of all time are back! 14 years since their last studio album 3D, we’ve been blessed with two track previews from their upcoming release.

A major Kickstarter campaign from last year saw the group hit $150,000, smashing its target in the space of two days. It’s been 14 years since their last release, and 14 years have passed since Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes’ tragic passing in a car accident. Now the band, who sold more than 75 million records across the world at their peak, are almost finished their 15-track album.

The band's first studio album Ooooooohhh… on the TLC Tip and subsequent tunes like “Unpretty” and “Waterfalls” cemented their strong identity as a powerful black female R&B act that set the bar for the wider music industry. The Grammy award-winning trio addressed issues of self-love, female empowerment and focused on the AIDs plight in their wealth of tracks, creating a legacy that resonates with contemporary groups the world over today.

A Facebook update from Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas back in June announced that the release would be dropped in the “fourth quarter of the year”, so we should expect another onslaught of R&B bangers soon enough.

For now, we’ve got nostalgically sweet “Joy Ride” and a sassy declaration of self love, “Haters”, to tide us over. Listen to both snippets below.