Graeham Goble, a founding member of Little River Band, is responsible for the vocal arrangements and high harmonies on eleven studio albums and numerous Top 10 singles with LRB. Goble has been seriously writing songs since he was sixteen years old. Regarding his efforts for writing "The Night Owls", he stated "I felt a lot of my songs were being passed over because Glenn (Shorrock) didn't feel a connection with them. When Wayne Nelson joined the band, I wrote The Night Owls for his higher voice range." The hit single was released in September 1981 from the album ‘Time Exposure’.