Sebastian Kole

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Sebastian Kole
Birth name Coleridge Gardner Tillman
Also known as Sebastian Kole
Born (1989-01-17) January 17, 1989 (ageĀ 30)
Birmingham, Alabama
Genres Pop, R&B
Occupation(s) Songwriter, producer, singer
Instruments Piano, drums, guitar
Labels EP Entertainment Motown Records/Universal Music Group
Associated acts Alessia Cara
Jennifer Lopez
Flo Rida

Coleridge Gardner Tillman (born January 17, 1989), who goes by the stage name Sebastian Kole, is an American singer-songwriter and producer from Birmingham, Alabama. He is currently signed to EP Entertainment and Motown Records. Prior to his work with Motown, Sebastian was known for co-writing on a Jennifer Lopez and Flo Rida single titled "Goin' In". Since signing with EP Entertainment/Motown in 2012, Sebastian worked with label-mate Alessia Cara, co-writing and co-producing her album, including her debut single "Here" (along with Grammy-winning producers Andrew "Pop" Wansel and Oak).[1]

Early life

Sebastian Kole was born Coleridge Gardner Tillman,[2] on January 17,[3] 1989,[4] in Birmingham, Alabama. He learned music through church, where he began singing in choral and playing doctor at the age of five. At age 13 he began to delve into a rap career and writing his own songs, which evolved into a singing career once he started college.


Kole would play at various bars and clubs while attending the University of Alabama where he eventually graduated as a Music Tech major. Upon his graduation, Sebastian moved back home and continued to work on his writing. In early 2012, he co-wrote a Jennifer Lopez and Flo Rida collaboration titled "Goin' In". This placement prompted him to move to LA where he signed with EP Entertainment and Motown in December 2012.[5]

In 2014, Sebastian began working with EP Entertainment label-mate Alessia Cara, who released her debut single on Def Jam in April 2015. Sebastian co-wrote and co-produced her debut album along with Pop & Oak Kuya and Malay.[6] The song debuted on The Fader and accumulated over 500,000 streams in its first week.[7] Kole has also worked on music for the TV series Grey's Anatomy.

His debut album, Soup, was released on October 7, 2016. It was preceded by a self-titled EP in May and three singles released across March and April: "Home", "Love's On the Way" and "Love Doctor".


Studio albums

Title Album details
  • Released: October 7, 2016
  • Label: Motown
  • Formats: Digital download

Extended plays

Title Details
Sebastian Kole[9]
  • Released: May 13, 2016
  • Label: Motown
  • Formats: Digital download


Title Year Album
"Home" 2016 Sebastian Kole
"Love is on the Way"
"Love Doctor"


  1. ^ Zeichner, Naomi (April 27, 2015). "Every Introvert Needs To Hear This Song". The Fader. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  2. ^ Broadcast Music, Inc. "Songwriter/Composer: TILLMAN COLERIDGE GARDNER". Broadcast Music, Inc. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Kole, Sebastian (March 15, 2012). ""@TheBSharp "@mssweetcheeks01 5 days til my bday! Celebrating this wknd with my fam!! Wetumpka?". Facebook. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  4. ^ "Coleridge Tillman in the United States". Intelius. Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  5. ^ Watkins, Mia (August 24, 2012). "Jennifer Lopez's summer dance hit penned by Birmingham singer-songwriter Sebastian Kole". AL.Com. Retrieved August 24, 2012.
  6. ^ Caramanica, Jon (May 19, 2015). "Alessia Cara Speaks Up for the Outsiders on 'Here'". The New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  7. ^ Das, Saam (May 4, 2015). "SURFACING: SEBASTIAN KOLE NEW ARTIST". FadedGlamour. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "Soup by Sebastian Kole on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  9. ^ "Sebastian Kole EP by Sebastian Kole on Apple Music". Apple Inc. Retrieved October 3, 2016.

External links

  • EP Entertainment official website
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