Anthem Lights got their start as the brainchild of singer-songwriters Caleb Grimm and Alan Powell in the city of Los Angeles. They were joined by Kyle Kupecky and Chad Graham. Originally the band was named Yellow Cavalier and an EP was released under that title. However, in 2010, the name was changed to Anthem Lights.
Besides a name change, the founding members Kyle Kupecky and Alan Powell departed. The former to try his hand at a solo career and the latter to pursue a career in acting. Powell has since starred in such films as “The Song.” They were replaced by Spencer Kane and Joey Stamper respectively.