Premiere: Zaena x Jason Maek Shines A Light On Chicago Culture With Captivating Visuals On ‘Get You Right’
Chicago artists’ Zaena and Jason Maek highlight Chicago culture in new music video ‘Get You Right’.
Directed by Jason Maek, the high-energy visual for this hip-hop/house track features a young Zaena and Jason as they reflect on what life is like growing up in the inner windy city. The duo shares stories of attending weekend dance parties at landmarks like ‘The Rink’, catching the redline, and features clips of the first Harold’s Chicken restaurant. The video also pays homage to the Chicago rooted dance trend called ‘foot working’.
On the single Zaena said, “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.” she said.
The track also tackles several other important issues such as police brutality, our current political climate, and student debt. Zaena, a Libyan refugee, compares life in her homeland to her experience in America with the line, “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.”