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Sebastian Kole Says Performing on Stage Is the Weirdest, Most Gratifying Feeling He’s Ever Had


Mathieu BittonSongwriter Sebastian Kole‘s debut album SOUP is now available everywhere — and the artist could not be more excited.  

The “southern urban pop” LP features a number of stunning tracks, including “Remember Home,” which features vocals from Alessia Cara. Currently joining Alessia on several of her Know-It-All tour dates, Kole tells ABC Radio about his recent onstage experience performing with the singer at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall. 

“To be on stage and there be thousands of people who now know a song that at one point in life, not a single person on the planet knew but me. That — it’s like having six-thousand people sitting in your head. It is the weirdest, but somehow most gratifying feeling I’ve ever had,” Kole reveals.  

Kole first met Cara four years ago in Manhattan and co-produced and co-wrote much of the material on her debut album. 

“Our process was really cool. We got a chance to just get to know each other. She’s like, literally, the little sister I never knew I wanted to need to have,” Kole fondly remembers.

“Every day, I would just go in and ask her ‘What’s on your mind today?’ And she would just tell me, ‘This was on my mind today,’ and we figure out how to turn that into a song,” he explains.

The son of two preachers, Sebastian wrote his first song at the age of five. Now, he’s ready for the spotlight as a solo artist with a very specific focus. 

“The point of this album and anything I do is to introduce people to love again,” he says. “I wanna introduce people back to liking people and that it’s OK to have friends and it’s OK to love people.” 

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