The first single from Dry the River's Alarms in the Heart album was a creative breakthrough for the band. Frontman Peter Liddle explained: "At the time Dry the River were in something of a wilderness, creatively and temporally. For me, 'Everlasting Light' represents the path out of the wilderness - a kind of unlikely moment of clarity where we remembered what it's like to be a band in a room."
The band are seen taking on a black belt female judo team in the music visual. "The combative video came from these themes - of getting back up after a setback, dusting ourselves off.," said Liddle. "The black belts are real, and so is the pain."
Kacey Musgraves originally offered "Follow Your Arrow" to her friend Katy Perry. However, Perry thought Musgraves should record the song herself as it seemed, "like something that you would totally say."