"My Type" is a song by American indie pop band Saint Motel. It was released as the lead single from their EP of the same name in January 2014. This song is about a man who loves all different types of people and has to have them all. Lead singer A/J said he wrote this song after having an argument with a “lady friend” who said that everyone was his type. Two music videos were made for "My Type". The first video was released on January 20, 2014, to coincide with the release of the song's 7" vinyl release. Directed by Sam Winkler, it features lead singer A. J. Jackson in a clip filmed at an Italian discoteca with Raffaella Carrà. The second video was released on June 12 and was directed by Jackson. This version takes place at a 1970s-themed house party attended by the band members and several other characters. As a news helicopter circles overhead, the characters experience sexual tension, eventually creating a wild, orgy-like atmosphere. Jackson described the video as "early '70s cigarette ads and New York street photography." and said "We didn't want it to be a period piece. Obviously, it's not if you watch it. It's not accurate to any time. Hopefully by not being accurate to any time, it serves all time—retrofuturism". Saint Motel made their late night TV debut on the Late Late Show, where they played this song. Greg Irwin admitted to Billboard magazine that the foursome were intimidated by one of the audience members, a certain Dave Grohl, who was a last-minute guest on the show. "It was like the sun," he said. "Don't look at it!!" The song featured on the soundtrack of the "Paper Towns" movie. A/J Jackson told The Huffington Post: "We're very fortunate to be on any movie soundtrack, especially this one, because it has such a good reputation for cool music." Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.



Premium from $8


Similar tracks

Appears on


© 2015 Elektra Records for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States. A Warner Music Group Company
℗ 2015 Elektra Records