You know that nostalgic feeling you experience when you discover a cohesive mix of modern and vintage? That’s what The Night Game’s The Outfield is going to do to you. As an 80’s baby, my first listen to this euphoric track brought me some backseat, warm and fuzzies. But, at the same time, it completely blew my mind. The Outfield is this eclectic mix of modern indie-pop, with a powerhouse chorus that surges with emotion. Then it gravitates to something else in the verses, where lead singer Martin Johnson’s smooth tenor soars. It’s a mix of Bruce Springsteen and Phil Collins, something you never expect but surprises you with it’s sheer addictivness.
Honestly, if there’s a song of the summer, it should be this one. It might be a song about a girl playing hard to get, but it’s also one that’s going to demand repeat listens. Trust me on this, I don’t know how many times I’ve played it this week, but probably too many.
This is only the first single from The Night Game. It also happens to be the single that got him on tour with John Mayer this summer. So, if that doesn’t tell you what an impact it has, I don’t know what else will.
The only thing left to say here, is when do we get more? Take a listen below and let me know what you think in the comments.