Logic – 1-800-273-8255 ft. Alessia Cara & Khalid

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On “1-800-273-8255,” Logic shows that suicide is never the answer to anyone’s problems. He wants people to know that there is always help available, like the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, whose phone number is the title of this song. In fact, the song was released in partnership with the NSPL.

In an interview with Genius, Logic said that this song details the story of someone calling the NSPL wanting to commit suicide but after a conversation with the NSPL representative, the caller soon after decides he wants to live.

While explaining this track on Twitter, Logic also said:

Logic teased the song various times on both Twitter and on Instagram stories as well.

He also performed the song at the 2017 VMAs.

Logic explains his song on Genius:

So the first hook and verse are from the perspective of someone who is calling the hotline and they want to commit suicide. They want to kill themselves. They want to end their life. When I jumped on a tour bus that started in Los Angeles, California and I ended in New York City and did a fan tour where I went to fan’s houses and shared meals with them, hung out with them, played them my album before it came out. Them along with other people on tour, just fans that I met randomly, they’ve said things like, “Your music has saved my life. You’ve saved my life.” And I was always like, “Aw so nice of you. Thanks.” And I give them a hug and shit but in my mind, I’m like, “What the fuck?” And they’re really serious. And they that shit on their arms and get shit like lyrics that save their lives and in my mind, I was like, “Man I wasn’t even trying to save nobody’s life.” And then it hit me, the power that I have as an artist with a voice. I wasn’t even trying to save your life. Now, what can happen if I actually did?

And it’s beyond just this song. It’s the whole album. What can happen if I took myself out of my comfort zone and made a whole album about everybody and everybody’s struggles including my own which is one I’ve never done. What if I silenced my own fear and I say, “I’m scared to talk about my race. I’m scared to talk about the state of this country but I’m going to do anyway. I’m going to persevere. Man, how many lives can I really save then?”

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