If you are human, you spent most of the past week with Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” burrowing into your head like some sort of power-pop parasite. There’s little point in escape: the only way to survive the tune’s sticky melody is to embrace it, and now it has a music video that features Tom Hanks doing just that.
Hanks illustrates perhaps the defining aspect of Jepsen’s songs: liking them inherently involves singing along. The actor spends the video lip-syncing “I Really Like You” as he navigates his usual life, texting Jepsen every now and then and joining her and Justin Bieber for a suitably saccharine dance in the town square. Enjoy.