TLC brings the soul on their latest single "American Gold," the third drop off their upcoming eponymous debut. While the group may have lost the lovely and talented Left Eye, T-Boz and Chilli are putting some serious honor on her name. Not only did the group raise four-hundred and thirty thousand dollars in crowd-funded ducats to produce the album, but they seem to have found a musical second wind in the process.
"American Gold" may appear a proclamation of traditional patriotism, but in reality, there are several subtle commentaries on the country imbued within the lyrics. In reality, it's an anthem for the marginalized, a rallying cry to take back the country that may have abandoned them.
I cry for the ones I lost,
I pray for the ones that don't,
I'm bleeding on American soil,
I'm bleeding this American Gold