The song's music video co-stars an orange Scottish Fold cat called Shrampton as the object of Jepsen's affection. Shrampton also appeared in Tegan and Sara's "Stop Desire" clip back in 2016.
The idea for the visual came from Jepsen herself after she obtained a new feline pet around the time she prepared to record the song's vocals. "The lyrics were going through my head, and I woke up one morning and I saw the cat and I was still kind of not used to him being in my life," she told MTV News
: "'Waking up next to you every morning' started playing in my head and I kind of laughed out loud. I was like, that's what I want this video to be about: just a cat-lady obsession."