Logic Tells Story of a Suicidal Gay Teen in Powerful '1-800-273-8255' Video


Logic Tells Story of a Suicidal Gay Teen in Powerful '1-800-273-8255' Video


The heartfelt clip follows a journey of a boy who contemplates suicide after being bullied by friends and disowned by family because of his sexuality.
Logic has continued to promote suicide prevention by releasing a poignant music video for his Alessia Cara and Khalid-assisted single "1-800-273-8255" off his latest album "Everybody". The powerful song, which is titled after the actual phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, makes a hearfelt attempt to assure us that somebody loves us.

The movie-like visuals follows the emotional journey of a teenager, played by Coy Stewart, who falls in love with his classmate, played by Nolan Gould. However, their parents don't approve of their sexuality. In his darkest moment, Coy seriously considers to commit suicide as everyone seems to go against him.

At one point, he even points a gun at his head while crying. Eventually, he calls the suicide hotline to help him go through the hard situation. By the end of the clip, Coy's parents attend his same-sex wedding and then gush over their grandchild. Other artists who star in the video include Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman, Matthew Modine and more.



Logic previously shared that the song was inspired by his fans, who said that his music had saved their lives. "And I give them a hug and s**t but in my mind, I'm like, 'What the f**k?' " he said. "I was like, 'Man, I wasn't trying to save nobody's life.' And then it hit me, the power that I have as an artist with a voice. I wasn't trying to save your life. Now what can happen if I actually did?"

Meanwhile, Nolan Gould recently said of the video, "With everything happening under the Trump [Donald Trump] administration, the LGBT community needs to see this video, learn about the hotline and know that there are people that care about them. They need to know they are loved and even though this a trying time, things are going to get better and we here for them."


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