...Cause I'm all about him, him, him, him, himOkay, we've briefly chatted about singer Auburn in the past (she had a Blasian Alert or some such), and the more I thought about her, the more I found myself asking again and again, "What exactly is she trying to say?"
And he's all about me, me, me, me, me
And we don't give a dang, dang, dang, dang, dang
And I swear what we have is just super cool
The way he's always in my head like a Bluetooth
I got a text from him, he said come through
Told me that he wants to kick it, Kung Fu
Don't do nothing much at all
Just we and his boys watching football
He asked for a kiss (Muah) So I gave him two
He said, "Well, thank you, baby," I said, "You're welcome, boo"
~ from "All About Him"
Here on the Narrative we often reference Rain's "pattern" or Se7en's "pattern", but now I find myself interested in Auburn's "pattern."
Auburn has one official music video, one collaborative video, and one lyrics video (all of which are accessible from her Blasian Alert post). In the music video and the lyrics video, her love interest is an Asian guy. In her collaborative video, she's battin' them eyes at Korean-American singer/songwriter David Choi while the two mesh their singles about loving/being loved by someone too much.
Truth be told, Auburn's pattern fascinates me to no end because young black women don't have a lot of idols quite like Auburn. Her music might not be my cup of tea, but she's covered up, she's not skanky, and oh yeah...her video "love interest" for three videos straight have all been Asian men. And not the same one, no, no...she gets a new one each time.
Naturally, that leads to "questions." Is Auburn a deliberate Blasian pop idol? I mean, we're talking three in a row and she ain't changed a damn thing except for the tempo.
Notice how the guys aren't abnormally buff or "manscaped" as my gay boyfriends would say. They're just the cute boys next door doing cute-boy-next-door-type things. Some might find it sappy, but quite frankly, I'm grateful. I don't have any daughters, but if I did, I'd want them all to be fans of Auburn.