Rebecca Black is looking for her “Person of Interest” and she finds him in an arcade.
Black, whose YouTube hit “Friday” was a national sensation earlier this year, takes us to an arcade in the video for “Person of Interest,” which was released on Wednesday. Over a light funk guitar-and-keyboards riff, a young guy with a Bieber haircut starts eyeing her, and the attraction seems mutual.
Lyrically, it’s not quite as inane as “Friday,” but it’s certainly in the ballpark.
“When I talk you listen, I like that; when you listen you smile and I like that; while you’re looking at me like that, I like that, I like that.”
Alas, we can’t have the couple come together in the first verse. Black, her friends and the boy play ski-ball, take part in go-kart racing, take pictures in a photo booth, buckle up for an amusement ride and rock a park concert.
Then things get deep.
“Can’t deny you’re implicated in the mayhem in my mind,” Black, 14, sings. “What has got me so frustrated? You should be mine, you should be mine.”
There is a mystery here. All this fun is interspersed with clips of a rather frantic Black talking to a police officer. Is the boy missing? Where did he go? The cop produces a cartoon sketch of Black and the boy together, and that scene cuts to Black and the boy walking arm in arm past the officer — a happy ending.
Isn’t that what it’s all about? Enjoy the video below, the song is available on iTunes.
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