Rox Capriotti and Luca De Falco met in 2004 in their hometown of San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy. Their first band they formed together was called The Lotus. Over the following few years, the band had various members step in and out on drums and bass guitar, however Rox and Luca kept the band together and on track. In 2015, the band relocated to Manchester, UK in search of new music experiences. The band had a short hiatus period and eventually decided to split up. After the breakup of The Lotus, Rox and Luca decided to move ahead once again, on their own together and thus gave birth to Shape of Water. After writing dozens of songs, they selected the best of the best, and started recording new material in early 2018 with producer Paul Reeve (Muse) at Airfield Studios. The band also brought on Sky Van Hoff (Rammstein) to mix the songs "Scar" and "Not All the Things", and the drums on the album were performed by Marco Lancs. The result was a ten-song album entitled Great Illusions. The album deals mainly with the misconception of human feelings, politics, and society. While shopping the Great Illusions album for a deal, they independently released their first single "Dancing with Tears in My Eyes", Ultravox cover. Great Illusions has been released worldwide via Eclipse Records on June 12, 2020.