When Logic’s Everybody album was released, it was the right album at the right time. Although Logic is no stranger to tackling difficult topics in his music, the messages he shared through his third album came at a time that the world needed to hear it.
Released earlier this year in May, the lyrics about important issues punctuated by the perfect beats and instrumentals to go with them spoke volumes. Its debut at #1 on the US Billboard 200 showed that people were listening.
1-800-273-8255 is the third single of the album and was named after the National Suicide Prevention Hotline. As the title suggests, it discusses mental health, more specifically feelings of depression and suicide before an eventual road to recovery. Alessia Cara and Khalid lend their talent to a beautiful song, prompting further discussion and open dialogue about this important cause.
On Twitter, Logic shared a press release from the National Suicide Prevention Hotline revealing that they had received the second highest daily call volume in its history on the day of the single’s release (April 28th).
The most important song I've ever wrote… pic.twitter.com/Lmfu9BnF31
— Bobby Bestseller (@Logic301) July 12, 2017
The music video shows the life of a teenage boy, opening with a shot of him running down the street followed by snippets his childhood before jumping back to life in high school. Logic, Alessia Cara and Khalid’s appearances are minimal, giving the storyline centre stage.
Featuring Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould as the boy’s love interest, it sheds a much-needed light on the life of LGBTQ+ youth, including bullying through harassment and hate crimes.
Despite depicting some difficult scenes, it also highlights the importance of people noticing changes in behaviour, reaching out and being a source of support. There’s light at the end of the tunnel. You are not alone. You are stronger than the things you face. You deserve to be happy.
*Trigger warning: scenes may be distressing to some viewers.*
You can watch the video here:
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide or having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
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