Wow. Get ready for the tears. Logic comes through with a new video that’s sure to give you a lot to think about. The song, named after the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, is about exactly that. In the song, Logic raps the first verse from the perspective of someone calling in to the hotline who is thinking about committing suicide. The second verse is from the perspective of the hotline operator, convincing the person on the other end of the line to remain in the world of the living. The video features a host of actors both old and new, including Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Matthew Modine, Nolan Gould (of Modern Family), and Coy Stewart in the starring role. It centers around a high school student and the struggles of being gay and navigating the world in that space as a teenager. Unfortunately, suicide seems like an all-too-viable option for people going through all different kinds of distress at different points in their lives, but Logic has taken it upon himself to reach out a helping hand to let them know that life is worth sticking around for. It is admirable for someone in Logic’s position to realize the influence he has on his audience and the responsibility that is inherent in his position. Here’s to hoping that others will follow suit.
BONUS: Here’s a video from Genius where Logic explains the meaning behind the song in his own words.