Watch here Logic’s Moving ‘1-800-273-8255’ Suicide Prevention Video
American rapper Logic’s “1-800-273-8255”, released on April 28, 2017, through Visionary Music Group and Def Jam Recordings, is the third single from his third studio album Everybody. The song, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, takes its name from the actual phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and was produced by Logic and 6ix.
The song’s accompanying music video premiered yesterday (Aug 17) on Logic’s Vevo channel on YouTube. It was directed by Andy Hines and centers around a young man (played by Coy Stewart) who struggles with feeling accepted from his sexuality while developing a close relationship with another boy (played by Modern Family’s Nolan Gould). But as he comes to terms with his sexuality, his father (played by Don Cheadle) and the other boy’s dad (played by Matthew Modine) do not react on the best of terms.
In addition to this, the teenager is also bullied by his track teammates at school. His coach (played by Luis Guzman), consoles him. However, the teenager becomes so despondent that he’s on the verge of suicide and wielding a gun, before deciding to call the suicide prevention hotline, which provides free and confidential support to those in distress and their loved ones.
Logic, Cara and Khalid appear in the video via screens on computers and on a school wall, where they deliver their verses of encouragement and empathy. You can see the clip below.