Talking to Warner, Dann explained that “this song is about someone who had all the potential in the world but they didn’t believe in themselves”. The music video features Australian actressEmily Browning. The song was used as a tribute to the leaving of Home and Away 's long-term character Sally, portrayed by Kate Ritchie, in the 2006 season finale., It was earlier used for the Channel Ten series premiere of American show, Jericho. In New Zealand it was used in TV One's on-air identity package.
Evermore's single, "Light Surrounding You", was released on 14 October 2006 from their second album, Real Life, which appeared on 8 July by Warner. The single peaked at No. 15 on the RIANZ Singles Chart in New Zealand. The group consists of three New Zealand-raised brothers, Jon (lead vocals, lead guitar), Peter (backing vocals, piano, keyboards, bass guitar), and Dann Hume (backing vocals, drums). Dann Hume composed much of the music for the song on a piano. It reached No. 1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in their adopted country of Australia. Three other singles were released from the album: "Running", "Unbreakable", and "Never Let You Go". "Light Surrounding You" became Evermore's first number-one single in Australia, while "Running" remained their highest charting New Zealand hit.