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New Song: TLC – ‘Way Back (ft. Snoop)’

Published: Thursday 13th Apr 2017 by Sam

TLC have officially returned! The surviving members of the iconic group invite listeners to journey ‘Way Back’ with them on the lead single from their final album.

Financed by fans following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the LP (which is exec produced by Ron Fair) is set for a June 30th release.

Snoop Dogg joins TBoz and Chilli on the breezy song, which prescribes the right amount of warm nostalgia as we head into the summer months.

Take a listen to the Cali-coated track below…

We’re pleasantly surprised. This sounds like a bop.

On mainstream formats, it’ll no doubt have an uphill battle against ageism and politics of other sorts. But, there’s no reason this can’t be a hit with the adult contemporary audience – at the very least.

More broadly, it serves as a solid indicator that the LP will deliver decent material.

For those who contributed, it sounding like money well spent. Thus far.

Your thoughts?

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  1. NT April 13, 2017

    Snoop was a nice addition

  2. Gee April 13, 2017

    This was a cool laid back groove, and what I can respect is that T-Boz and Chilli that did not try to sound like anyone else its we that classic TLC feel with a current laid back vibration.

  3. 2bad2bme April 13, 2017

    Sounds like an album filler, but was still a nice record. I like how Chilli’s voice sound like water to T-Boz’s sore throat.

  4. sleazy April 13, 2017

    i love Chilli tone

  5. Honest Chicken April 13, 2017

    Booty all out, tongue out her mouth, cleavage from here to Mexico
    She walks wit a twist, one hand on her hip
    When she gets wit’cha she lets it go
    Beyoncé put some clothes on, you look so down
    Beyoncé don’t know why you, will not sit down

    Beyoncé put some clothes on, I told ya
    Don’t walk out your house without your clothes on, I told ya
    Girl what ya thinkin’ ’bout lookin’ that to’ down, I told ya
    These men don’t want no hot female
    That’s been around the block female, you nasty girl

    • LanaFan April 14, 2017

      I’m here for it!

  6. DTG April 13, 2017

    Eh. It’s barely okay. If TLC is really interested in being true to themselves and their fans, preserving their sound/style, while not pandering to the fools who weren’t even alive when CrazySexyCool was out, then I sure hope they worked with Dallas, Babyface and have Debra Killings there to round out the backup vocals. So far everything I’ve heard from this new album sounds very cheap and generic; like it was produced by no-name producers. I say this AS a TLC fan.

    • AshleeMichaels April 13, 2017

      Nobody knew Dallas Austin before Creep and Ain’t Too Proud To Beg. Nobody knew Organized Noize before Waterfalls. Nobody knew that Kandi and Tiny could write before No Scrubs. That’s where your wrong. TLC is staying true to themselves by taking a chance on new producers. I think that working with people who are actually exited about your project reflects itself in the music, and this song is proof of that. I’d say that 99% of the social media reactions I’ve seen say that Way Back is a DOPE track and a definite summer hit. This song proves that TLC still has a place in the market, even without the dearly departed Left Eye.

      • Qaz April 13, 2017

        That’s not true at all. Before TLC, Dallas had produced huge hits for Boyz II Men and Another Bad Creation, just to name a few. Yeah, TLC brought him more notoriety and arguably cemented his status as a premiere hitmaker of that era, but he was already buzzing by the time TLC got to him. Same with Organized Noize. Outkast worked with them first, and it was because of them that they eventually got the chance to work with TLC. As for Dallas being involved in this project goes, it’s probably not essential but I would absolutely welcome it if he was. Chilli once said that she couldn’t imagine a TLC without him involved, and that he was to them what Jam & Lewis are to a Janet album (we saw how bad Janet fell off when she moved on from them), but that was back in the 90s, so who knows how they feel about that now.

      • AshleeMichaels April 23, 2017

        Dallas produced TLC’s first album a year before his work with Boyz II Men surfaced. The album had 3 Top 10 hits, and sold 6 million copies. And Organized Noize actually produced the remix of TLC’s song What About Your Friends, giving Outkast their first musical debut on a song. I watched the Organized Noize documentary, and they explicitly said that if it weren’t for Waterfalls, nobody outside of Atlanta would know their name. My point here is that TLC never was a group to work with big name producers. They are choosing new and upcoming producers to work with this time because those people have a significantly greater amount of excitement for the project than Dallas Austin or Babyface do who worked with them in their prime and are onto other things now.

  7. Mark111 /.\ April 13, 2017

    The girls are BACK! This is what made the 90s, lay back and chill music. Can’t wait for the album.

  8. TLCFan April 13, 2017

    I love it ❤️

  9. Ashlee April 13, 2017

    This is the hit we’ve been waiting for. I swear to god, if this song has any haters, y’all are surely tripping. This is classic TLC!

  10. Jasmine April 13, 2017

    I like it. I think they need 3 singles before the album. This one can be their first single and they should release 2 more and see which one gets the most streams before investing in promotion.

  11. Kmilan23 April 13, 2017

    Bring that crazysexycool era back I love it perfect timing, take me back TLC 😍😍

  12. DanYiel Iman April 13, 2017

    I’ve always loved T-Boz sound & I’m still not a fan of Chilli sound, it’s too kiddy like…🤷🏽‍♂️ Nice jam though..

  13. Mar April 13, 2017

    This is hot.

  14. Brie April 13, 2017

    T-Boz and Chilli have always had great vocal chemistry. It’s a s***, cool track that’s missing the crazy. RIP Left Eye and I can’t wait to purchase the album. This song has summer BBQ cookout written all over it!

  15. Keegan Parker April 13, 2017

    TLC yasssss I AM SLAYED I LOVE IT AND SNOOOP ADDED THE SPICE

  16. Sam April 13, 2017

    I hope they follow this format. I suggested [to myself, & a Fran other that don’t matter] that they have a different rapper on every song to fill in where Left Eye’s void lies. I was thinking more like female rappers (Missy Elliott, Nicki Minaj, Lil Mama, Eve, etc..) but this’ll do just fine.

  17. Blabla April 13, 2017

    Awesome. I can feel the 90’s indeed. This will be my summer jam. Hope they keep the sound. Now go and make Left Eye proud!

  18. Justafan April 13, 2017

    Sounds…CHEAP. like some unreleased track that didn’t make the album.

    • DTG April 14, 2017

      It does. It sounds like a demo of a song that they recorded 15 years ago that that was never finished. I used to adore TLC, but haven’t liked any of what I’ve been hearing lately. It all sounds cheap. I know that they were on a budget, but you’d think TLC would have some industry friends in high places who would come through for them better than this.

  19. Scandocious April 14, 2017

    Classic TLC you dont have to conform when you are legends.. i wish the other legends understood that.

  20. SillyWabbit April 14, 2017

    I think it sounds similar to T-Boz – My Getaway 🤔

    I was expecting fire for their comeback! With Fanmail being my all time favorite TLC album, I know they can come harder!

    Silly Ho still goes off ! 🤗🤗🤗

  21. BHYISI April 14, 2017

    A f****** mess. TLC is done, they have been since left eye died. Every last song they’ve premiered, previewed, etc have all been lackluster. I’m not one bit surprised at people talking about this song is good, these are some of the same people that let these has-beens steal their money. TLC had one of the greatest commercial runs in girl group history, why taint such a legacy with mediocre music? If the new album isn’t better than 3D,CSC or FM it will be a dud.

  22. Del April 15, 2017

    Love it I’m only into the 2nd verse and i love it

  23. Brian August 16, 2017

    So many silly people saying this song isn’t good.

    What the heck do you want? You want TLC making that wretched awful trap crap?
    This is a mellow, nostalgic groove trip and it works just fine.

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