The power of music and its impact on society is tremendous. Artists are now using their platform to raise awareness of issues affecting the community such as suicide, heartbreak, etc. However, these three artists have decided to go a little step further in making an impact.
Logic, Alessia Cara, and Khalid just released a single called 1-800-273-8255 which talks about suicide prevention. This emotionally driven song talks more in depth about suicide prevention in efforts to see more and more people take that extra step to prevent such tragedy.
In a recent interview with Genius to further break down the song’s lyrics, Logic talks the making of “1-800-273-8255”
“When I jumped on a tour bus that started in Los Angeles, California and I ended in New York City and did a fan tour where I went to fan’s houses and shared meals with them, hung out with them, played them my album before it came out,” he explains. “Them along with other people on tour, just fans that I met randomly, they’ve said things like, ‘Your music has saved my life. You’ve saved my life.’ And I give them a hug and shit but in my mind, I’m like, “What the f**k?” And they’re really serious. And they tat s**t on their arms and get s**t like lyrics that save their life and in my mind, I was like, “Man I wasn’t even 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 even trying to save your life. Now what can happened if I actually did?,” Logic explains.
Check out the song below and let us know what you think!