The Night Game is an American pop rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, formed in 2016. It released its debut single, "The Outfield", in April 2017.
The Night Game is a musical project helmed by former Boys Like Girls frontman Martin Johnson. It is primarily Johnson's solo project but includes additional members for live performances. The Night Game released its debut single, titled "The Outfield", on April 12, 2017. The song premiered on Billboard. In an interview with Billboard, Johnson spoke about the single and the beginnings of the group. "This song felt like the best introduction to what I'm trying to do and a really good way to segue into the project, it felt anthemic, without being a throat jammer." He also stated, "I didn't want to force something out into the universe without feeling like it was a genuine extension of my personality," he explained. "For once in my life, I had the luxury of time, so I just went into the studio and took the time it takes."
Australian music producer Francois Tetaz helped write, record, and produce "The Outfield" and introduced the band to Belgian-Australian recording artist Gotye, who provided backing vocals in the song. The band were the opening act on John Mayer's The Search for Everything World Tour in the United States. The Night Game collaborated with Norwegian DJ Kygo on the song "Kids in Love", which released on October 20, 2017. A version of the song without Kygo was released on February 2, 2018.