Review by Dylan Lloyd
"Save The Children" by Coast 2 Coast featuring The Fantastic Gems is a massively soulful song with a profound lyrical message. The Afro-Cuban style drum rhythms paired with the jazz piano comping and the upright bass lines make for a solid rhythmic section on this track. The vocal performance is filled with intense emotion. It has some great vocal layering between the different vocalists and their individual performances in this song.
Lyrically "Save The Children" is a cry for help from the rest of the world to come together and help save the children of the next generations from the direction the world is headed. Coast 2 Coast drives home the message of the song singing:
"When I look at the world, it fills me with sorrow...
live life for the children."
The free-flowing delivery of the lyrics over the instrumental performance gives this song the feeling that it is sung right from the heart.
Overall, this new song by Coast 2 Coast featuring The Fantastic Gems is passionately sung and performed. The vocal delivery conveys the lyrics' message powerfully, and the instrumental performance provides a great backbone to this song's groove. "Save The Children" by Coast 2 Coast featuring The Fantastic Gems is not only a cry for action but is also a great soulful song to listen to that incorporates elements of jazz, R&B, and gospel.
About Coast 2 Coast
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 off to college, the military, and new careers. Years later, two of the original members reformed 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 a promise they made to each other 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. The album is a tribute to their musical roots and was made in recognition of the community who encouraged, supported, and shaped their musical spirit. Coast 2 Coast feat. The Fantastic Gems perform great songs that fans of R & B, Gospel, Pop, and Jazz will love.
Learn more at their website: c2candthegems.com