VIDEO: Love on a Cold Island

Don’t wake up
Darlin not yet
Cus It ain’t a crime to stay in bed (Just stay)
In the cold (In the winter snow)

-The Force – Solution featuring Sydney Sahr and John Nolan

Embrace the cold with the sweet melody of The Force. The Long Island based band of Anthony Natoli, John Secolo and Nick Carbone recently released the music video “Solution,” an ode to love on a cold island, which will make you, want to venture outside despite the warmth inside.

The music video takes Natoli from Montauk to the top of the Empire State building in one day and features John Nolan of Taking Back Sunday and Sydney Sahr.

“This came from the heart and from my love affair with Long Island,” Natoli said.

Natoli, Carbone and Secolo have been writing songs together since high school and while they’ve been focused on writing for other musicians after Natoli received a ukulele as gift this winter the inspiration for the “Solution” slowly unraveled.

The song actually started because I wrote a little Ukulele riff,” Natoli said. “I had a lot of visuals going on in my head so I got the idea to start a Pinterest board to help describe the feeling the lyrics needed to be to John Secolo who fully picked up the ball and ran with it. That affected the tone of the video and visa versa. It was a very natural and fluid process for sure.”

The song and music video is a culmination of different parts of Natoli’s life. For the past year he’s taken a deep interest in photography and has been documenting his study of photography with video, shooting video everywhere he went. As Secolo and Natoli worked on the music of the “Solution,” Natoli went out and shot more footage.

“I felt like we were sculptors, releasing a statue that waited to be revealed,” Natoli said. “It was a great journey, and I hope it inspires you to go out there and adventure as well.”

The “Solution,” is available to download for free on Soundcloud.