Are you a ’90s fan? If you are, you may want to help TLC release their final album on Kickstarter. Read on further details.
To launch their final album, TLC started a Kickstarter project so that the campaign could be finalized. With the help and support of their friends, fans, and family, the Grammy-winning R&B group hopes that this could be enough for their fifth and last album to be released.
The group, consisting of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas last had an album 13 years ago. Their last album, “3D,” was released just seven months after their bandmate, Lopes, died in 2002. According to NY Daily News, 13 years later and the duo is ready to hit back the shelves and record new songs for their undying supporters.
When asked on why they decided to go with a Kickstarter project to fund their final album, 44-year-old T-Boz told Time that they have always been known for doing things differently. She calls themselves as “trailblazers and trendsetters.” T-Boz also believes that this is the “perfect opportunity” for them to follow their outspoken actions.
With their Kickstarter project, the duo is hoping to collect a minimum of $150,000. This will help them fund the entire recording process “including paying for studio time, production of the album, compensation for the musicians, and even promoting the album.” As of this writing, they have already started on the album’s writing phase and production. If they earn enough money, they hope to release the album in May along with their US tour.
Some people have wondered why they decided to use Kickstarter to help them with their album. Considering the fact that they are celebrities, people believe they have enough funds to pay for the entire thing out of their own pockets. Chilli was quick to answer that it “doesn’t work that way.” Even if they had money, there’s “a lot that goes into it.” By using Kickstarter, they are able to bring their fans into the entire process of making an album so they can see how it gets done.
Additionally, using Kickstarter would enable the band to have more control on which direction the album is going.
NY Daily News also reported that those who help fund the project are said to “receive an exclusive digital track as well as communicate with them while they are recording the album. For those who have made higher pledges, they will be given VIP concert tickets, in-person fitness class taught by Chilli, a custom recorded voicemail by the two singers, and get wardrobe pieces worn by the band in one of their music videos.”
Back in 1996, the band filed for bankruptcy despite having two multi-platinum albums for their hit songs “Waterfalls,” “Creep” and “No Scrubs.”
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