It was not released to contemporary hit radio, and was only released as a digital download. This makes it clear that Jepsen did not want it to be a radio single.
- The song was produced by Rami Yacoub, who also collaborated on Britney Spears' hit single, "Baby One More Time" and Ariana Grande's single "One Last Time".
The video for "Your Type" was filmed in October 2015 under the direction of Gia Coppola and premiered November 3, 2015. It begins with a voiceover introducing the story of Jepsen's character ("There was once a girl…") and then follows Jepsen as she gets mugged on a park bench, enters a nightclub, and performs karaoke. During her performance, the video alternates between shots of a large, excited crowd and a nearly-empty bar, suggesting the former is Jepsen's fantasy of how the scene played out. The video's plot has been described as a pseudo-Cinderella story, which is a reference to Jepsen's theater debut in the 2013 Broadway production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.