Color Dolor share new single “Andrea” – listen now

New album Blurry Things is released 26th November via Soliti

Following the singles “Shy” and “Underwater”Color Dolor share their new offering “Andrea” – the final sonic adventure before their fourth album Blurry Things arrives late November. As with previous singles, “Andrea” perfectly showcases Color Dolor’s melodic gifts, whilst displaying their innate sense of song craft like never before.

Discussing the themes of the single, Color Dolor tells us “Andrea is a song about loving somebody while knowing it will never work. Like two cats going round a hot pot. Music wise the song is a hybrid of big 80’s ballad and indie country music”

Listen to “Andrea”


” …the song is crowned by a succulent guitar solo” Soundi premiere

“It’s at least three songs in one. As if the official government song book just got thrown out of the window. It will grow on you very quickly, I guarantee.” Nordic Music Central

“…one of the most interesting artists in the Finnish Indie scene. “Andrea” is a fun 80’s track, but still completely in the forefront of this decade” Päivän Biisit

Stina from Color Dolor is interviewed via Nordic Music Central – selecting some favourite Finnish music “I chose only Finnish songs because I had to narrow it down somehow and it was still very difficult! So many great songs left out. But these I chose for the same reason – they are like ghosts following me through time, friendly ones for sure like Casper. I’m a massive sucker for melancholy and if you are too I’m sure you’ll enjoy listening to my list.” Read More


Color Dolor announce their fourth long player, Blurry Things which arrives via Soliti on the 26th November 2021. The duo of Color Dolor,  Stina Koistinen and Leissi say the new record was a culmination of ideas that felt spontaneous. “First takes. Unfinished. Not overproducing, or overthinking, not rehearsing. Trying to leave things as they first came out, demo like.” explains Leissi. Stina continues “Mainly we wanted to make fragile and humane music with elements of vocals, guitars and electronics. We wanted to keep first takes, flaws, noises that may have come that we didn’t plan or wish for. We wanted to keep it alive and breathing. The name of the album, Blurry Things, was a carrying theme throughout the album making process. Most things in our world are blurry.”

(Release date: 26/11/2021)

Blurry Things album sleeve by Stina Koistinen

  3. SHY
  7. PULPY
  8. IT’S OKAY
  10. ANDREA
  11. THE VOID

Music & Lyrics by Color Dolor
Music production by Leissi, Co-production by Artturi Taira and Stina Koistinen
Music mixed by Paavo Malmberg and Mastered by Tommi Langen
Leissi: Guitar, Bass, Synth, Drums, Percussion, Programming and Backing Vocs
Stina: Vocals, Backing Vocals, Synth, Piano
Cover by Stina Koistinen

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Color Dolor promo picture by Juha Ilmari Laine.

Press quotes

“The first taste of the album is the softly beautiful Shy” Soundi

“Musically, this is hardly your typical pop song either, with its dramatic synth-orchestral bridge only a minute in, while Stina’s voice, which I’ve previously described as one of the most seductive in the music business, again rises to the occasion in a way that hardly anyone at Eurovision could hope to match. I guarantee this song will grow on you very rapidly.” Nordic Music Review on “Shy”

“Musically, it’s a strident electronic pop-ballad underscored by a bass line which might be out of the Peter Hook song book while vocally Stina, who I usually associate with less playful styles, employs a whispered delivery that I haven’t encountered previously and which is a revelation.” Nordic Music Central on “Underwater”

“A masterfully constructed summer song.” Desibeli on “Shy”

“Stina Koistinen and Nicolas ‘Leissi’ Rehn manage with “Shy” to write a wonderful melodic, melancholic and at the same time special summer song.” Mousiko kanali 105.1

“Color Dolor are one of the best domestic indie bands.” Päivän Biisit

“I was hooked the moment this pulsing note opens the new single from Finland’s Color Dolor; it’s got this driving nature, yet evolves into this more thoughtful vibe…and that’s just one musical element here” Austin Town Hall on “Underwater”.

“I can’t think of many bands who write alternative dream pop in quite such a compelling and persuasive manner, just lock the doors, turn their music up loud and let yourself escape from the stresses of the world.” Nordic Watchlist on “Underwater”

Color Dolor are an alternative pop group from Helsinki, Finland – in eternal search of magical songs. Their 3rd album Love won the prestigious Teosto Prize in 2019.

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