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."

 

Logic also spoke to Genius to explain the lyrics and meaning. Watch his explanation here: