Logic continues to promote suicide prevention with the cinematic video for his latest Everybody single, the Alessia Cara and Khalid-assisted “1-800-273-8255.”
Written and directed by frequent Logic collaborator Andy Hines, the movie-like visual tells the story a young man, played by Coy Stewart (“Are We There Yet?”), who falls in love with his classmate, played by Nolan Gould (“Modern Family”). But when their parents seem to object to their choices, sadness falls upon them.
Stewart contemplates suicide seriously, even pointing a gun at his head in one the video’s darkest moments. Eventually, he seems to call the suicide hotline, which the song is named after.
In the end, a flash-forward sequence shows Stewart’s parents (played by Don Cheadle and Mickaëlle X. Bizet) proudly attending his same-sex wedding and then gushing over their grandchild.
The star-studded video also features Matthew Modine (Dark Knight Rises), Bonnie Burroughs (Insecure), and Luis Guzmàn (Boogie Nights). Meanwhile, Logic, Alessia, and Khalid all appear computer screens.
Logic is currently on “Everybody’s Tour” in support his chart-topping album, which also includes previous singles “Take It Back” and “Black SpiderMan.”