Los Angeles based Saint Motel originated when vocalist A/J Jackson joined forces with fellow Chapman University film student, guitarist Aaron Sharp. Later, bassist Chondrak "Dak" Lerdamornpong and drummer Greg Erwin joined to form the quartet.
In this song, Jackson takes a self-deprecating look at his standards in a mate, explaining that his "type" has a pulse and is breathing. "When I write lyrics, in general I like stuff that's a bit tongue-in-cheek, and this concept was initially based on a fight I was having with a lady friend at the time," Jackson said in his Songfacts interview
. "It kind of stemmed with the idea that I'd never really thought too much about my type. And her idea was, that's because everyone's my type. I thought that was kind of funny."