Logic shared his powerful new video for "1-800-273-8255" Thursday. The Andy Hines-directed video centers on a young gay man's search for acceptance among classmates and family, with featured artists Alessia Cara and Khalid both making appearances. The moving seven-minute video stars Coy Stewart (Are We There Yet?), Nolan Gould (Modern Family), Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Mickaëlle X. Bizet, and more.
The track's title is a reference to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Speaking with Genius about the Everybody cut earlier this year, Logic broke down the narrative taking place in the lyrics. "The first hook and verse is from the perspective of someone who is calling the hotline, and they wanna commit suicide," he said. "They wanna kill themselves. They wanna end their life." By the end of the track, however, the character has changed his mind.
"1-800-273-8255" star Don Cheadle previously made a memorable appearance in Kendrick Lamar's video for Damn single "DNA." Cheadle's role, coupled with Kendrick's Kung Fu Kenny vibes, was a nod to the actor's part in Rush Hour 2. However, Cheadle didn't catch the tribute at first. "I didn't even know that I was the Kung Fu Kenny model," Cheadle admitted to Pitchfork. "I didn't know that until the next day. He got that from my character in Rush Hour 2. He was like, 'Duh!' He texted me like, 'Dude are you serious? You didn't know that?'"
Logic is currently in the final days of the North American leg of his Everybody's Tour with Joey Badass. Check out the remaining dates here.
If you or someone you know is in crisis and needs help, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.