“I been on the low
I’ve been takin’ my time
I feel like I’m outta my mind
It feel like my life ain’t mine,
Who can relate?”
Suicide is a serious problem in our youth today, and it doesn’t stop there. 45,000 Americans die every year from suicide and there are millions more that feel the same way across the world.
Logic’s new video for the single “1-800-273-8255” tries to portray that suicide isn’t the only option.
He acknowledges that yes… there are awkward, life changing moments through life, but that’s no reason to end things. And no matter how badly life may seem at the moment… happiness will prevail.
He creates this image by telling the story of a gay teenager going through the stages of falling in love with another boy, as well as being outed by his parents. The scenes depict his father being unaccepting of him, peers teasing him in the locker room and this young boy crying and running from his feelings.
The final images of him holding a gun to his head with tears in his eyes, and then cutting to a marriage scene of the young man grown a little older, and standing at the alter with the man of his dreams , big smile on his face, is incredibly moving.
The song itself, titled with the real National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number, has a clear statement: that while life may feel rock bottom, it doesn’t have to be where it ends.
The song features artists Alessia Cara, Khalid and Don Cheadle, coming together to create a masterpiece. It is featured on Logic’s new album, “Everybody”, which was released in May. It is Logic’s first album to hit No. 1 on the charts.