Unzyme – Dust on the shelves (music video)

This song marks a new, explorative chapter in the Unzyme saga. It may be a bit of a counter reaction to the pop-infested Transplant. That’s not to say that we don’t like Transplant. It’s our best album so far, but these new songs play a different game. It’s more of a risk to go this way, but then again, life without risk isn’t worth living.

The song explores the misty abandoned playgrounds of Coldplay, Sia, Sigur Ros, Florence + The Machine and Poets of the Fall.

The video for “Dust on the shelves” was directed and shot by Ville Hoikkala. The script is based on the lyrics of the song. The song, as usual, was produced and mixed by Lasse Turunen. Hannu Hattunen mastered the track.

Abby (Mary Violet) returns to search for clues about her haunting past, which she intentionally left as a mystery, some ten years ago. All the missing answers can be found at the abandoned cabin, where her ideal of a perfect relationship died. Old wounds will need to be ripped open, just to understand what really happened. Steven (Olli Lukkari) was bought into the same dream, but as he realized the cost of living someone else’s dream, decided to vanish. His diaries and drawings, collected in a wooden box, tell the unpleasant truth, which Abby is now ready to face.

That’s probably how an IMDB editor would put it. Or the publisher of a cheap romantic horror novel book series.


Dust on the shelves
Rust on the hinges
Notes on the floor
messages from the time that you were
trying to sing my song

I came back to find
all of your secrets
what did you hide
and where did you go to rewrite your life
to plan for an endless ride
on your own

So you have found yourself on the road
So you have found your place on the road
it’s calling

This nest in the woods
a perfect asylum
ghastly serene
is riddled by candles still left unburnt,
devices of make-believe

I light up a torch,
look at your paintings
so bright, surreal
places you saw when I wasn’t there
shoving my well-made plans
down your throat

So you have found yourself on the road
So you have found your peace on the road
it’s calling

I knew you at the time
before you went away
before you said that
love can always be replaced X2

I knew you at the time
before you went away
before you said that
love has go to be replaced

I knew you at the time


Abigail: Mary Violet
Steven: Olli Lukkari

Director and videographer: Ville Hoikkala
Story written by Joona Nuutinen and Ville Hoikkala

Unzyme – Dust on the shelves, written by Joona Nuutinen

Music production and mixing: Lasse Turunen
Mastering: Hannu Hattunen

Published by Unzyme Laboratories.

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