While The Fantastic Gems is a music group formed in 1968, Coast 2 Coast is an outfit that was created years later by two of its original members (after the group had disintegrated). Coast 2 Coast was active between 1986 and 1990. A couple of decades after that, in 2016, The Fantastic Gems (and Coast 2 Coast) reunited to create an album.
The New Old Skool, released last year, is the result of their three-year creation process. The deeply soulful album is 11 tracks long and offers listeners a chance to enjoy music in its purest form. Sonically diverse and lyrically delightful, it is a collection of songs worth every repeated listen. The singers’ vocals and harmonies help make the songs even more pleasing.
“Sing This Song to You”, “Only If You Want To” and “Never Get Enough of Your love” are three of the album’s standout tracks.
Listen to it entirely below via Spotify.