Carly Rae Jepsen has an infectious hit in the summer of 2012 with her breakout single, Call Me Maybe. Many of her fans and critics wondered how she could follow it up, when Call Me Maybe was so catchy, but she just might have an even catchier song that might become the song of the summer with I Really Like You.
Carly Rae Jepsen, 29, already scored a major coup by landing actor Tom Hanks, 58, to play a big role in the video for I Really Like You, lip-synching the lyrics as he is seen walking the streets of the Big Apple, leading up to an eventual meeting with Jepsen and a crew of dancers who participate in the video. Also, towards the end of the video, Justin Bieber makes a cameo appearance, lending his dancing skills to the bubbly pop song that will be on Jepsen’s upcoming album.
As the Carly Rae Jepsen video for her song, I Really Like You, plays out, she and Tom Hanks have a text message conversation together. Several female fans of Tom Hanks swipe right on the actor’s Tinder profile. When Tom Hanks finally meets up with Carly Rae Jepsen he gives her the news that he is pregnant.
Joining Tom Hanks and Carly Rae Jepsen at the end of I Really Like You is Jepsen’s friend, fellow Canadian Justin Bieber. All three of them then dance together, caught up by the catchy lyrics and enjoying the upbeat music that practically begs for whoever listens to it to get up and dance. The song will be on Jepsen’s upcoming third studio album.
Scooter Braun is the mutual manager of both Carly Rae Jepsen and Bustin Bieber. Bieber’s support helped Call Me Maybe become the huge summer hit of 2012. During 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen opened for the Biebster on his Believe tour. Though summer is still several months away, there are signs that her follow-up, I Really Like You, might become the Summer Song of 2015.
Carly Rae Jepsen met the Oscar-winning actor, Tom Hanks, through Scooter Braun. Both Jepsen and Justin Bieber performed at Scooter’s wedding in 2104. While Scooter and Tom Hanks were having dinner together one night, Braun told him about the plot of the Carly Rae Jepsen video of I Really Like You. Reportedly, in an interview that Carly Rae Jepsen conducted with Access Hollywood, she said that Tom Hanks asked Braun why he had not asked him to be in the video.
Carly Rae Jepsen then told Access Hollywood that she got a phone call three days before Christmas. The call was from Scooter Braun, asking her if “Tom Hanks would do.”
Tom Hanks related the story about when he heard that he was being offered the role in the video to Entertainment Tonight. Hanks said he was asked if he would “want to do this thing,” while eating dinner with mutual friends who also worked with Carly. Hanks said that he had a beer in his hand and said “Yeah sure I’ll do it.” Tom Hanks won his two Oscars for his roles in the movies Forrest Gump and Philadelphia.
The upcoming Carly Rae Jepsen album which will have I Really Like You on it has not yet been given a title. There has also not yet been a release date officially announced. However, Carly Rae Jepsen has mentioned on her Instagram account that she has had studio sessions with musical artists including Dev Hynes, Jack Antonoff, Ariel Rechtshaid and Tegan and Sara. That is not quite a confirmation that those artists will be on her upcoming album, but it is a good indication that they will be.
Will the catchy Carly Rae Jepsen song, I Really Like You, be the hit song of the summer of 2015? That still remains to be seen, but the song has the same sort of bubbly bubblegum qualities that helped propel Call Me Maybe to becoming the Summer Song of 2012. Also, Justin Bieber is back, to lend a little bit of his magic to the video, and Tom Hanks, one of America’s most beloved actors, plays a big role in it, as well. Check out the audio version of the song, below!
Written By Douglas Cobb
Carly Rae Jepsen (Audio)/Courtesy YouTube & Carly Rae Jepsen