TLC Is Looking To Their Fans To Help Them Release Their Final Album
TLC's last album "3D" was released back in 2002. Now, they're working on a final album and hoping fans will help them raise money through a Kickstarter campaign.
TLC (currently consisting of T-Boz and Rozanda "Chilli" Thomas), are expecting to release the new album in May. They have already started working on it, and want the album to be released by the time they kick off their tour.
The group started their Kickstarter campaign yesterday (January 19), in the hopes of raising $150,000. The money will go for things like studio time, promoting, and working on the production of the album.
TLC is asking fans for help raising the money they need, and the donations won't go unnoticed. According to NY Daily News,
With donations starting at $5, supporters will receive an exclusive digital track and communicate with them during their recording process. Higher pledges will include VIP concert tickets, a recorded custom voicemail by T-Boz and Chilli, an in-person fitness class taught by Chilli and wardrobe pieces worn by TLC during their music videos.
Chilli says they want to bring their fans into the process and that using Kickstarter would give them more control in the direction of their album.
TLC is not the only group to use Kickstarter to raise funds for music projects. Just last year, Neil Young also used the program to raise money for his digital music project PonoMusic.