Dark societal pressures come down heavy on a gay teenager in the new video from Logic titled, “1-800-273-8255.”
The title is the actual phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline, where those in crisis can find confidential support.
The haunting short film tells the story of a gay teen (played by Coy Stewart) who is slowly coming to terms with his sexuality and his burgeoning relationship with another boy (Modern Family‘s Nolan Gould).
But the two boy’s fathers (played by Don Cheadle and Matthew Modine) are not down with the gay thing, and life begins to spiral out of control.
Throughout the song, Alessia Cara and Khalid are featured offering positive counterpoint to the teen’s turmoil.
The track appears on Logic’s new album, Everybody, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200.
Watch the evocative video below.