On Tuesday TLC will release its first new album in 11 years. It’s the newly improved hits collection, their third of this type. The twist? It includes one new song from the surviving members, “Meant to Be.” The song, which runs under the closing credits of VH1’s “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” tries to put a happy face on the film. “Every now and then/it’s got to rain,” T-Boz and Chilli harmonize. “But all you got to do is turn around and see me holding you up.”
The song-of-sisterhood features a decent melody, recalling late-period Michael Jackson ballads. It does put a sweet period on one of the best pop stories ever told.