Much of The Game
was written by Alyssa after broke up with a boy, whom she considers to have been her first love. The singer told Canadian Interviews that the song was written as a response to her first single, "Alone Again
." "'Alone Again' is a very insecure, sensitive, softer side of me," she said, "and 'The Game' is more of a self-righteous, independent song. It just shows a stronger person. I've definitely learned how to be a stronger person through this whole process. It has felt a lot like a game! There are definitely wins and definitely losses. There is just a lot that happens. It does feel like a game to me. It's like I'm always playing cards and taking risks."