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Interview with Logic and his song "1800" The song, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, begins from the perspective of someone calling the the suicide prevention number — known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline— and confessing that they "don't want to be alive."

Ultimately, the song delivers a message of hope — the second verse features the lyrics "You don't gotta die, I want you to be alive," told from the perspective of the person offering emotional support at the other end of the line. The song's final lyrics find the caller determined to keep fighting: "The lane I travel feels alone / but I'm moving 'til my legs give out / and I see my tears melt in the snow / but I don't wanna cry / I don't wanna cry anymore / I wanna feel alive / I don't even wanna die anymore."

The music video for the song explores themes of racism and homophobia through the perspective of a young man struggling with his sexuality. I posted the music video after the interview. It delivers a very powerful message.

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