"In the 10 years since Left Eye’s death, we all got to be a little famous. The idea of ‘fanmail’— even the very word— feels quaint and outdated. The channels have opened up so that we all send it and— more importantly— receive it on a daily basis in some form, be it retweets or reblogs or likes. Which means fame now feels that much more attainable, but the catch is that we finally get to know all about that alone-in-a-crowded-room feeling that famous people have been singing about for years."
— With “Refresh: The Lonely Futurism of TLC’s FanMail”, Lindsay Zoladz explores the prescient sounds (and emotions) of the influential R&B group’s 1999 album.