Sometimes, the cure for insomnia is a little social justice. At least that’s what the female protagonist discovers during a late night stroll through Los Angeles in Olmeca’s “Can’t Sleep.”
Days before the new year, the woman in question learns that the old cliché about everyone in a major city having a story to tell is actually true. Unfortunately, the stories she encounters aren’t happy stories of fame and fortune. They’re of police brutality, racism, and worse. Cue the insomnia and the call to action against injustice.
Props to Olmeca who not only directed the video but also convinced the crew responsible for lighting up City Hall for the city’s recent NYE party to light it up for his video with his own graphics.