Logic Promotes Suicide Prevention Lifeline in New Song

by Malachi Weaver

Logic’s new album Everybody comes out next Friday (May 5). Today he released album’s third single, “1-800-273-8255” – the number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.

The rapper first teased the song on Tuesday (Apr. 25), tweeting the concept art with the caption “Friday.”

Logic explained the message behind the song in a series of tweets, writing “Over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times. Many of you have told me its even saved your life. I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough. I felt compelled to make a song that could actually help you. I made this song for all of you who are in a dark place and can’t seem to find the light.” He also shared a compilation of fan videos exclaiming how his music has helped them emotionally in the past.

Logic attempted to further explain the song on Twitter with a separate post. “In the first hook and verse we hear a person at the end of their rope who has called the suicide hotline. Plain and simply: they are ready to commit suicide, feeling they have nowhere else to turn and are expressing the reasons why they wish to commit this act. In the second verse we then hear words from the perspective of the hotline operator who in turn gives them many reasons to keep fighting for their life. Expressing that this act is a permanent solution to a temporary situation. On the final hook and outro we then hear the caller express their new lease on life and outlook on a life that they thought was over but had actually been far from it all along.”

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline thanked Logic for partnering with them on this song, writing “Thank you, @Logic301, for opening up about your own struggles and for spreading hope and awareness through your music.” The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides free, confidential crisis counseling at any time or any hour. The number is 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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