“1-800” by Logic helps suicide hotline

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The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has recently gone up by 50 perfect; and many believe it is due to the new hit song by upcoming rapper, Logic, featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid.

“1-800-273-8255” is not only the name of Logic’s new song, but it is also the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The entire album, “Everybody”, has a very deep meaning according to Logic. Touching on different controversial subjects such as suicide, racism, mass shootings, homosexuality and sexism, Logic made sure not to shy away from these subjects.

“This is about so much more than entertainment. I just wanted them [people suffering from suicidal thoughts] to know that they really weren’t alone,” said Logic on CBS News.

As the song opens, the perspective of a person calling the number is shown, admitting that they “don’t want to be alive.” Throughout the song, the perspective of the phone operator is shown through the lyrics, “You don’t gotta die/ I want you to be alive.” By the end of the song, the caller expresses that they want to keep fighting, as shown by the lyrics, “The lane I travel feels alone/ but I’m moving ’till my legs give out/ and I see my tears melt in the snow/ but I don’t wanna cry/ I don’t wanna cry anymore/ I wanna feel alive/ I don’t even wanna die anymore.”

Logic’s team coordinated with the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline before releasing the song.

“By sharing these stories of recovery from individuals who have been there and have survived their own crisis, we can change the conversation about suicide from one of tragedy and isolation to one of hope. It’s an honor to be working alongside Logic to help people in despair find hope and meaning,” said John Draper, director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, on The Washington Post.

If you or anyone you know has suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-8255 for help.



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“1-800” by Logic helps suicide hotline