Zaena and Jason Maek have released the visual for their aptly titled track “Get You Right.” The song originally came out late last month and comes soon after their video for “Get To Work”. “Get To Work” was the first video release by Zaena and Maek in two years. The video for “Get You Right”, much like the song’s beat, highlights the culture of inner-city Chicago.
The visual, directed by Jason Maek, depicts himself and Zaena exploring the city in their earlier years. They share stories of going to ‘The Rink’ for weekend dance parties, catching the redline, and even includes the first Harold’s Chicken restaurant. The artists also touch on more social matters, such as police brutality and the current state of the political atmosphere in this country. Zaena, a Libyan refuge, expresses:
Our countries are like day and night, some nights I don’t belong here. We both suffer from gang fights. F**k people because they don’t care. Although my family moved here for a better life, America still suffers from many problems my homeland currently experiences ranging from political corruption to police brutality. It was important for me to point that in hopes to start a conversation to create change.”
When asked about the track and its accompanying visual, Maek describe them as:
“Both fun and insightful. Most people only hear about the negatives of inner city Chicago culture. Zaena and I wanted to remind the world that there are a lot of amazing bright spots as well.”
You can stream the video for “Get You Right” down below! Be on the lookout for Zaena and Jason Maek’s upcoming LP “Freshman Vol. 1.”