When the sun goes down, The Night Game happens.
The Night Game is the next musical chapter of Boston-born and Los Angeles based Grammy nominated
singer, songwriter and producer Martin Johnson.
Under the cover of darkness and awash in neon stadium glow, the project first took the field in 2017. A catchy
combination of muscular guitars, new wave synths, and big screen-worthy stories seamlessly speaks to the
nocturnal nature of the moniker.
“This is the undying quest for the American dream,” explains Johnson. “The lights are on. It’s primetime.
There’s an element of danger. It feels like anything can happen in the moment.”
As the story goes, The Night Game first began appearing (fittingly) at secret late night shows around the Los
Angeles area. Upon release, debut single “The Outfield”—co-produced by Francois Tetaz, and with
background vocals from Australia’s Gotye —quietly garnered early praise from The Fader, Billboard, and
Noisey who unabashedly proclaimed it a “future classic.”
Journeyman jack-of-all-trades Dev Hynes directed its
cinematic and avant garde music video, while the song amassed millions of Spotify streams upon its release.
After “The Outfield” graced Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist, John Mayer heard the song and invited The
Night Game to join him on a summer arena tour. “Usually, it’s that cliché of your people call my people, and
then something happens,” Johnson laughs. “John heard the song on Spotify and reached out directly. It was
refreshing to see that real music fans still exist in the industry.”
You might’ve heard a tune or two from Johnson before The Night Game began. He fronted the mid-2000s pop
band Boys Like Girls before transitioning to songwriting and production—penning and producing music for a
myriad of artists across pop, rock, R&B, and urban. However, The Night Game represents him most clearly in
the end with each experience leading to this moment.
“I’d love for listeners to be transported into this world,” Johnson leaves off. “This is an extension of my reality
and truth. If people can relate to or feel that at any level, then we’re really getting somewhere.
Seeking airplay now with an official add date of April 30th. The Night Game is fronted by former Boys Like Girls front man (and grammy nominated songwriter) Martin Johnson. The song has 3.2 million Spotify Streams.
You Tube performance (password: tng) View here!
+ Summer festivals:
5/4-5/6 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
5/25-5/27 – Napa, CA – BottleRock Festival
6/14-17 – Dover, DE – Firefly Festival
Live YouTube performance – Watch below!