Toronto duo FEATURETTE had already finished producing their two-part record Crave, when the idea for this track, “Hardest Game” hit them. “It more or less poured out of us,” they say. “We sent the basement-mix to our producers and they fast-tracked it, mixing it just in time for mastering with the rest of the album. “It’s the perfect set-up for the end of the story which we were writing and piecing together throughout volume 1 and volume 2 of Crave.”
Based on this track, a beguiling romance of dreamy synths, Jon Fedorsen’s percussion, and Lexie Jay’s vocals, it sounds like a story worth hearing.
“‘Hardest Game’ is about life and all the shit people in it,” the duo go on. “People we all deal with everyday that talk louder than you – stand taller than you – to be heard over you. It’s about letting go of those people and not letting their words leave a scar. It’s about focusing on yourself and staying true to your tune above the rest of the noise.”