Logic recently dropped his music video for his song “1-800-273-8255” with Alessa Cara & Khalid. The music video for “1-800-273-8255” became instant trending topic all over social media. The music video follows one of the millions of lives who have considered taking their lives. I hate seeing the horrific comments on Youtube regarding the music video I thought I would talk about why it is important to watch the music video.
1. “1-800-273-8255” tries to help people to know that they are not alone and there is help out.
If you did not know already, but “1-800-273-8255” is the actual phone number to the suicide prevention hotline. The lyrics of this song try to resonate with the listener in hopes to let them know that there are people out there who care about them. In an interview with Genius, Logic himself even talks about how he was inspired to write this “1-800-273-8255” by his fans who would come to him and tell him that his music saved them from committing suicide. He said he would use his music to save even more people.
2. “1-800-273-8255” does not glorify but rather brings awareness.
This music video brings awareness to the reality that is suicide. It does not glorify the act but rather brings awareness and how we can change it. Even a small act can come a long way. How many of us seeing this music video could see ourselves stepping up and stopping the bullying. We need to understand that anyone could be feeling this way and we might not even know it.
3. “1-800-273-8255” covers a topic everyone ignores.
In society today we tend to stay away from the subject of suicide. No one wants to talk about suicide even after the show “Thirteen Reasons Why.” Our society is so programmed to steer clear of any conversation contain suicide. We need to remember that suicide is a real thing and not a myth. Some people feel so alone in society today even with us being so connected with social media. I hate seeing disgusting comments about this music video and its message. We need to remember that everyone is a human being with feelings and everyone should be loved and treated equally.