Carlie Hanson reconciles with her dreams of fame on new single “Illusion”
“Illusion” is a contemplative cut that revolves around the feeling of being lost and her own misgivings about fame. Hanson's introspection is backed by an alt-pop sound that ebbs and flows.
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“I wrote this one from a place of understanding that nothing in life will go exactly how you plan it in your head,” Hanson says. “You can set expectations but, in reality, you never know what’s going to happen.”
The track is accompanied by a meditative visual directed by Logan Rice, where Hanson rides on the backs of trucks and takes walks through the woods. The video was filmed in her hometown of Onalaska, Wisconsin, rife with shots of cornfields, two-lane roads and wide open spaces.
Listen to “Illusion” below.