Empire Theory is a pop/rock band from Orlando. Their luscious lines and infectious beats hold a stronger purpose than to solely make you dance. Their seamless blend of thought-provoking lyrics and musical chimes aim to construct a path allowing music to precipitate social change, bringing attention to the issues that confront us as a society.

The quintet formed in 2011, after Sebastian and Jeremy left their previous musical projects in search of a change in focus. Drawing inspiration from The Beatles, MUTEMATH, U2 and Muse, Empire Theory self-released their debut EP ‘Colors’ in August of 2012. ‘Colors’ was co-produced by Roy Mitchell-Cardenas (MUTEMATH, Mirza Zaza) and picks apart the themes of love, diversity, and the challenges of pushing beyond the boundaries of yourself.

The band was selected by a panel of industry experts and members of the Recording Academy to take part in this year’s Florida Grammy Showcase. The showcase annually highlights the best rising talent in Florida. They were also semi-finalists in this year’s Hard Rock Rising competition. Empire Theory’s music is in radio rotation in multiple markets and has been used in multiple television commercials.

The band will be entering the studio in the Spring of ’14 to work on their follow-up EP and plan to extensively tour the Southeast. They recently released a remix of their single ‘Colors’ on July 27th at the House of Blues, with all proceeds going to SolesforSouls, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fighting poverty.

Empire Theory challenges you to make a difference in your world. Are you ready to become a #theorychanger?



Remix Download

We’re excited to announce the release of the Colors Remix feat. Tomahawk Pointe.  With this release we’ve teamed up with Soles4Souls, Inc. in order to fight the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty by supporting the distribution of shoes to those in need. With 1 in 4 adults in the world living on less than one dollar a day, basic necessities like shoes are not readily available.  A pair of shoes can protect an individual’s feet from cuts and infection that can be life threatening if untreated.

By leaving a “tip” for this otherwise free download, you are joining our fight against poverty.  100% of tips benefit Soles4Souls.

Colors Remix Tomahawk Pointe


Orlando-based indie quintet Empire Theory’s single ‘Colors’ is so ripe for radio that Justin Timberlake better watch his back. With its driving tempo and persistent chug-along percussive thump, the self-affirming uptempo pop/rock anthem conjures the likes of Coldplay and Keane, as lead vocalist (and lyricist) Sebastian Zaldibar reassures, ‘No matter where you’ve been or what you’ve done, you’re still the one/And the color of your soul is beautiful.’ Add a swirl of dreamy harmonies and the appreciable tinkle of keyboards and ‘Colors’ offers the hue of a hearty hit.
Chuck Taylor has been an entertainment journalist for 25+ years, including more than a decade as an editor, writer and Single Reviews Editor at Billboard magazine in New York.

Empire Theory gives new hope to the Orlando music scene.

Whitney Costner, WPRK

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