Legendary r&b group TLC is doing something different this time around.
In order to create their next and final album, they are asking their fans to donate to the project through a kick starter campaign.
Launched this morning, TLC wants the fans to be a part of the project in a way they have never been before.
“We owe so much of our success to you,” TLC says. “Your loyalty and support throughout the past 20 years motivates us to do our best work. Without you, we wouldn’t have ten top 10 singles and four number 1 singles. We wouldn’t have won five Grammy awards or sold 65 million records worldwide. Without you, we wouldn’t have become the most successful girl group of all time! Without you there would be no TLC!!”
“This album, our FINAL ALBUM, is dedicated to all of you that have stuck with us, always challenging us to do our best. And of course, it’s for the new fans too! 😉 We just want to put out great music that touches everyone. That’s it.”
Why they are doing this? According to the description they want to have full creative control of the album.
“While major labels offer artists multi-million dollar recording and marketing budgets, they don’t often give artists complete control of their own music. It is ESSENTIAL that we create our final album completely on our own terms, without any restrictions, with YOU.”
The group is asking for $150,000 to be pledged by February 19.