The official single artwork was revealed on September 6th and it was created by Andrea C Gelardin and Ruth Hogben, who is also responsible for the music video.
A special/alternate version of the song with the extra collaboration of American rapper Twista is also expected to be released in the coming days.
The single is a perfect grunge-infused 90s-inspired pop-rock piece, maybe it’s not an instant radio hit, but it’s definitely a grower from start to finish with a killer chorus “It wasn’t love, it wasn’t love, it was a perfect illusion (Perfect illusion)” and highly influences from German band Guano Apes and Nirvana’s vocalist Kurt Cobain.
For me, “Perfect Illusion” is just a first taste of what’s to come and it’s like the “Applause” of this new era. So let’s enjoy this perfect illusion until the second single arrives, hopefully be a big pop bop signed by RedOne.