Jelly Roll is using his music to make a change.
The Rocker-turned-Country artist, who has always been open about his struggles with addiction and the legal system, is taking that openness to a new level with his new song, “she.”
“‘she’ is about the struggle of addiction,” Jelly Roll said in a statement. “‘she’ is about talking about the elephant in the room and addressing head-on the heroin and fentanyl epidemic that is sweeping the nation; the pharmaceutical pill problem that is sweeping the nation, and has been for a long time.”
He continued, ”I feel like it’s an artist’s responsibility to speak for those who sometimes can’t always speak for themselves.”
Not only is the 37-year-old speaking out for those struggling, he’s also putting action behind his words by partnering with national nonprofit organization, Shatterproof, for the release of the song. According to a press release, Shatterproof is “dedicated to ending the addiction crisis and the devastation caused by the disease of addiction.”
Additionally, Jelly will bring the song to life with a music video, releasing December 2 via YouTube. Fans can catch the video premiere at 7PM ET, following his livestream on YouTube Rodeo at 6:30PM ET.