While she initially broke out as the teenage runner-up for Season 13 of American Idol—the one that brought together the beloved judging panel of Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban and Harry Connick, Jr.—Jena Irene Ascuitto has grown into a woman with a message.
"So I Get High" not only showcases the powerhouse vocals that had millions supporting her, but the track is a pro-marijuana anthem with the singer arguing for both legalizing and decriminalizing the drug. Asciutto has spoken about how marijuana became a stress-reliever for her anxiety during Idol. Fuse is happy to premiere its simplistic, artistic accompanying video that includes a clip of one of Bernie Sanders' pro-pot speeches. Watch above.
"I wanted to capture the vibe of the song with what started off as a lyric video, then turned into a visual that expresses the lyrics and topics of the song," Jena shares for the inspiration for the video's minimalistic approach. She adds about the song's deeper message, "I use marijuana for both health and recreational use—and refuse to think that drinking alcoholic beverages is so different—but it depends what you like. It's the hypocrisy that I'm challenging and I believe it's time to eliminate the judgement. What works for you may not work for others, but that doesn't mean either are wrong."
Jena's debut album Cold Fame is set to drop on June 2 and follows her debut EP titled Innocence. Fans can look out for a U.S. tour coming this year too. In the meantime, check out two of music's most famous stoners in Fuse's special 4/20 video presented in high definition: