Don’t make it complicated. Just chill and get lax to some “Sativa.”
After teasing fans over the weekend, Jhené Aiko delivered the goods with her brand new Rae Sremmurd-assisted remix to the Trip standout. Only hours after debuting the repacked version on streaming services, the songstress sparked up the official music video at 4:20 PM on Monday.
The futuristic themed visuals match the song with a psychedelic vibe. Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi unlock a touch-screen portal and are transported into a dreamlike world, where they meet up with Jhené. Playing the video vixen, Aiko shows off several looks, including a mysterious card dealer, a leather-wearing seductress, a red contact-sporting beauty, and a vulnerable damsel in a nude bikini.
Jhené’s confidence in the visual is matched by her cockiness on the track. “I said go and take a shot on me,” she sings. “Only drug a bitch is on is the tree / But I lasted 10 rounds like a freak / Like a G.”
According to Aiko, the song took nearly two years to complete. “I had this melody for almost two years now and I just couldn’t put it into words,” she told NPR. “Everyone, even No I.D., was like, ‘Why don’t you just put it on your album like that, so people can just feel what you’re saying.’ Then, at the very last minute, Amaire [Johnson], who produces on the album, said, ‘We should call Swae Lee.’ And I’m a fan. So we had a session, he came through. That inspired me and I came up with new verses.”
Watch the video for “Sativa” above or listen to the remix below.