• Bryon Harris

Coast to Coast Feat. The Fantastic Gems - 'Never Get Enough Of Your Love'

Review by Brandon Watts & Staff

Back in 1968, at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey, a music group called The Fantastic Gems was born. After graduation, the talented musicians went their separate ways, but they never forgot a pact they made to reunite and make music. Years later, two of the original members united in Washington D.C. as "Coast 2 Coast" and began recording and performing from 1986 to 1990. In 2016, The Fantastic Gems got back together to fulfill their promise when they were young students in New Jersey. The result of their reunion was the release of The New Old Skool. The project took three years from conception to completion and was released June 2019.  Off the album, their single "Never Get Enough of Your Love" is

"Never Get Enough Of Your Love” brings a classic soul, love ballad flavor that fans of classic R & B will love. The song opens with a glistening sequence of synths before the entrance of distorted guitar solos break in with a funky intro. At the start, smooth and deep vocals grace the track for a brief spoken word introduction that Barry White made popular back in the day."You know...we spend a lot of time together."

Dropping the crunchiness of the distorted guitar, the instrumental arrangement takes a relaxed, clean timbre to match the legato melodies of the lead vocals. The groove sways in 6/8 making it easy to slow dance to.

Not before long, rich layers of harmony spread themselves like honey on the record, still leaving space for the rest of the instrumentation. This vocal layering gives the song a huge, dynamic sound without taking away from lead vocals. The Fantastic Gems are fantastic arrangers.

The lead vocalist gives a performance of a lifetime filled with passion and expression. His soaring vocal range and wonderful falsetto illuminate the love.

"You bring sunshine to my day, love you in every way, to the world I just want to say, I never get enough of your love."

From intriguing chord changes, modern production elements, swooning lead vocals, and dense harmonies that will give you goosebumps, “Never Get Enough Of Your Love” is yet another remarkable hit track from Coast 2 Coast.


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