Story via Da’Shan Smith via Billboard.com
After announcing a June 30 release date for their Kickstarter-funded album, TLC has released the project’s first single. “Way Back” — a G-funk, R&B groove — was premiered on iHeartRadio April 13. Channeling the smoothness of their sophomore effort CrazySexyCool, the girl group throws it back to the ’90s as they recall “go[ing] way back” with an old flame. According to the single art (tweeted by member T-Boz), the song also features legendary West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg.
The summer project — which has yet to be named — will be TLC’s first studio album since 2002’s 3D , which was released the same year the group lost Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident. On April 4, the group’s manager Bill Diggins teased upcoming promo for the album, which has raised over $430,000, well surpassing its $150,000 goal on Kickstarter.
“Way Back” does not include any vocals from Left Eye. The group’s two remaining members have noted that this will be the first album released without vocals from Lopes.
Listen to “Way Back” below.