"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 drummer, and his brother, Jon Hume (also on lead vocals and guitar). 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 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). 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.