Logic's '1-800-273-8255' With Alessia Cara & Khalid is an Anthem for Suicide-Prevention
Logic's new track "1-800-273-8255" with Alessia Cara and Khalid never actually mentions the titular phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, but it makes a heartfelt attempt at assuring listeners someone is there for them.
The moving song embodies a call to the suicide prevention network, where Logic and his collaborators enact a call in, its response and the result.
“I feel like I’m out of my mind/ It feel like my life ain’t mine," Logic raps on the song, balancing both parts of a conversation on the helpline later replying, "I want you to be alive/ You don't gotta die today."
From there, Cara joins for a reassuring verse and Khalid closes the song out, singing joyously, "I don’t wanna, I don’t even wanna die anymore."
"1-800-273-8255" will appear on Logic’s third album, Everybody, out next week. Listen to the track here:
In a series of tweets earlier this week, Logic expand what compelled in to write this song, saying he "felt compelled to make a song that could actually" his fans "who are in a dark place and can’t seem to find the light."
Over the years so many of you guys have told me that my music has helped you through so many tough times.— Rap Larry David (@Logic301) April 26, 2017
Many of you have told me its even saved your life. I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough.— Rap Larry David (@Logic301) April 26, 2017
I’m beyond humbled. But I felt I haven’t done enough. I felt compelled to make a song that could actually help you.— Rap Larry David (@Logic301) April 26, 2017
Logic also spoke to Genius to explain the lyrics and meaning. Watch his explanation here: