In celebration of Thursday’s 4/20 pot holiday, Jena Irene Asciutto premiered her new song “So I Get High.”
“I’m definitely going to roll a big, fat blunt up,” she told W magazine about how she was planning to celebrate the holiday. “Not in the morning. I’m going to wait until the afternoon, because god knows, we all have work to do, and I can’t really get things done in a timely fashion when I’m … baked.”
When Jena tried smoking weed in high school, it wasn’t her thing. But, interestingly, it was the stress of competing on American Idol season 13 in 2014 that led her to give pot another shot. As she progressed through the rounds, eventually placing second, she turned to marijuana as a stress reliever.
The singer-songwriter is staunchly pro-decriminalization and pro-legalization. She Having recently applied and been granted approval for a medical marijuana card in Detroit, the singer is pro-decriminalization and legalization. “So I Get High” wa inspired by an argument with her mother that “turned into this anthemic tune to all the haters out there,” she said. “You’ve got your own poison, and mine is a natural substance.”
There’s a special “cameo” at the end of the song, featuring Vermont senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders delivering a speech in favor of legalization.
“So I Get High” will be available at digital and streaming outlets on April 28. It’s from her upcoming album Cold Fame due out on June 2.
Listen to “So I Get High” here.