Since then, however, progress has been slow going. The duo was in the middle of their first arena tour since The FanMail Tour during the campaign, and therefore were extremely busy. There were also issues with scheduling.
Because the group is so focused on making this album the perfect note to end on, they're not working with a label. This allows for them to take more creative risks, and it also means we have to follow whatever schedule works best for the artists. Luckily, 2017 is slated to be the year that new TLC music comes to our ears.
Fans know that this album will be particularly meaningful due to the death of TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in 2002. This is not the group's first album without her — their latest album, 3D, also came out after her death — but it is a meaningful last chapter that we're sure she'll be a part of in spirit. Crossing our fingers we get to hear it soon!