Light Surrounding You

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"Light Surrounding You"
Single by Evermore
from the album Real Life
Released 14 October 2006 (2006-10-14)
(see release history)
Format CD, Digital download
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:50
Label Warner
Writer(s) Dann Hume
Producer(s) Jon Hume, John Alagía
Evermore singles chronology
"It's Too Late (Ride on)"
"Light Surrounding You"
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"Light Surrounding You" is the second single by alternative rock band, Evermore, taken from their second studio album, Real Life (June 2006). It was written by Dann Hume, the groups drummer. It was co-produced by Jon with John Alagía (Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer). The song was released in October 2006, which peaked at No. 15 on their native RIANZ Singles Chart in New Zealand and on the ARIA Singles Chart at number one, making it Evermore's most successful single in Australia. It was the first single by a New Zealand artist top the Australian charts since "How Bizarre" by OMC.

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 actress Emily 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.[1]


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.[2][3] The single peaked at No. 15 on the RIANZ Singles Chart in New Zealand.[4] 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.[5] 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.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

CD single / iTunes EP
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Light Surrounding You"   Dann Hume[6] 3:55
2. "Waves on the Sun"   Jon Hume[6] 4:05
3. "All Day and All of the Night"   Ray Davies[6] 3:25
4. "Sun Down"   Dann Hume[6] 2:50

Music video[edit]

  • Official Version:


  • Jon Hume – vocals, lead and rhythm guitars
  • Peter Hume – piano, keyboards, bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Dann Hume – drums, rhythm and acoustic guitars, backing vocals


Chart (2006) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart 1[5]
New Zealand Singles Chart 15[4]

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalogue
Australia 14 October 2006 Warner CD, Digital download 5101165472

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "The light surrounding you on New Zealand’s ONE". Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  2. ^ Webb, Dan (20 July 2006). "Interviews". Xdafied. Archived from the original on 4 July 2007. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Barry Hill, Rebecca (26 July 2010). "Evermore Is in the Running". The New Zealand Herald (APN News & Media). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Evermore — 'Running'". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  5. ^ a b c Hung, Steffen. "Evermore — 'Running'". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d "'Light Surrounding You' at APRA search engine". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 23 November 2012.  User may have to click on 'Search again' and enter track's title.