Story of Song The stories behind the hits Novellic
Lyric Music
*The copyright for the cover art for the single “Illusion” by the artist Dua Lipa is believed to belong to the label Warner Records UK, or the graphic artist(s).


Dua Lipa

Album Illusion (Single)

“Illusion” is the third single from English-Albanian singer Dua Lipa’s third album “Radical Optimism”, which was released in May 2024 through Warner Records UK.

The dance track follows similar themes to Lipa’s last two singles “Houdini” and “Training Season”, and sees Lipa refusing to fall for a façade from a potential lover, with the previous two tracks also discussing prioritising yourself while dating and not falling for false promises.

Dua Lipa spoke to NME about “Illusion” and the feeling she had creating the summer dance track:

“[“Illusion”] was a song where I felt like lyrically, I got this radical optimism. I felt very strong in the moment when I was writing that song, because it was really seeing past someone’s bullshit, I guess, for lack of a better word. And understanding it for what it is and just entertaining it for the hell of it, even though you see what’s happening. When Kevin and Danny came together and it was the live drums and the synths and the big music breakdown, in my head the big dance moment, when all those came together it was just a feeling.”

The music video was directed by Tanu Muino and filmed in Barcelona.

Read the lyrics to “Illusion” by Dua Lipa here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing (26th April 2024).

Added by infostoryofsong

  • Share:

Release Date

11th April 2024


Danny L. Harle, Caroline Ailin, Dua Lipa, Kevin Parker & Tobias Jesso Jr.


Danny L Harle & Kevin Parker


Warner Records UK

Chart Rankings

In the first 2 weeks of its release, "Illusion" charted at: - #81 in Argentina - #21 in Australia - #61 in Austria - #27 in Belgium - #100 in Brazil - #28 in Canada - #14 in Chile - #29 in Croatia - #45 in the Czech Republic - #33 in Denmark - #12 in El Salvador - #32 in France - #76 in Germany - #15 on the Billboard Global 200 - #14 in Ireland - #55 in Italy - #8 in Japan - #26 in Lithuania - #11 in Luxembourg - #29 & #38 on various charts in the Netherlands - #32 in New Zealand - #27 in Norway - #15 in Paraguay - #69 in Poland - #44 in Slovakia - #73 & #112 on various charts in South Korea - #24 in Sweden - #25 in Switzerland - #9 in the UK - #43 on the US Billboard Hot 100 - #32 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 - #1 on the US Billboard Hot Dance/ Electronic Songs - #27 on the US Mainstream Top 40 *All information accurate at the time of publishing.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *