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Logic, Juanes Team For '1-800' Spanish Remix
The positive impact of Logic's "1-800-273-8255" has made a huge difference in the United States since its debut in April. The rapper's first Billboard Hot 100 hit has served as a message of hope for millions of people who have contemplated suicide, so much so that his performance at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards in August caused a 50 percent increase in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Logic has now teamed with 21-time Latin GRAMMY winner Juanes for a Spanish remix of the song, which brings with it the promise of extending that positive message to more people around the world.
"I went to the song on Spotify, and I just played the song. I just liked it so much," Juanes told Billboard. "Then I started to learn more about the song's meanings — the meaning of the video and everything else surrounding the song. I think these days when everything's about dancing and having a good time, it's fresh to find a hit song like this one that’s talking about serious issues."
Juanes' connection to the song led to a meeting with Logic at one of his shows in July in Miami, during which the duo discussed a possible collaboration. The Colombian feels the positive energy they've forged with the remix is an example of music's limitless potential to soothe and inspire.
"Music is always going to be that way to connect with ourselves and the rest of the world, and just find some help through art because art is such a powerful weapon," said Juanes. "Most of the times when I feel sad, I use my own music or the process of creation to feel better. It just makes me feel better somehow."
As for another potential collaboration with Logic?
"I would love to work with him [again]," said Juanes. "Get in the studio someday and do something together. … We clicked immediately, and I think we have a good relationship to keep working together."