This week’s Song of the Week comes from an exciting new band: The Night Game!
While there isn’t a whole lot of information up on the Boston-based band just yet, what we do know is that their debut single titled “The Outfield” is a surefire ’80’s tinged rush that is screaming to be the tune of the summer.
“The Outfield,” co-produced by the band’s enigmatic front-man and chief lyricist Martin alongside Grammy-award winning Australian producer Francois Tetaz (Gotye, Kimbra, Lo-Fang), is unlike anything on the airwaves right now. It’s loaded with lush guitars, arena-sized drums, glorious synths, and one hell of an earworm for a chorus: “Far away/ You got me standing in the outfield/ Far away/ Sometimes it’s almost like you’re not real/ I always swore that I would get to you some day / I’m getting closer but I’m still so far away/ You got me standing in the outfield,” Martin shouts on the hook, bringing to mind everyone to mind from Phil Collins, Sting and Kenny Loggins.
“The Outfield” may not be about summer, but that doesn’t change the fact that we have no idea how we got through the last few months – much less any and all previous summers – without it. GET INTO IT!