The Chicago-based emcee Jason Maek has quickly developed a reputation for lyrics that are thoughtful, thought-provoking and at times polarizing. “Fix It,” the latest single off Maek’s collaboration with Zaena, Maek Pandamonium describes a man’s battle to keep his son after a failed relationship – and it does so with a vulnerability and honesty that’s uncommon in the age of “bitches, cash, hos, molly” mainstream hip-hop. 

Although the track is based around a Coldplay single – their “Fix You” – the track is an moodily, minimalist track that reminds me quite a bit of Steven A. Clark’Fornication Under Consent of the King and of Beacon’s work, because of its brand of aching vulnerability.