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Logic's Powerful Hit '1-800-273-8255' Gets A New Sound From JP Cooper And Yungen

The two artists covered it in the Live Lounge.

Trigger warning: This post discusses suicide.

You may not be familiar with JP Cooper now, but we have a feeling you will be very soon. The English singer was previously featured on Jonas Blue's "Perfect Strangers," and has released several EPs. This week, he returned to the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge to promote his debut album Raised Under Grey Skies, and shared an impressive cover of a powerful recent hit.

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With help from English rapper Yungen, Cooper performed his own version of Logic's "1-800-273-8255." The title of the song comes from the phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

The track and accompanying video — which tells the story of a gay teenager contemplating suicide — have touched many people and even increased the call volume to the titular service, which allows people in crisis to speak to trained counselors. At this year's VMAs, suicide attempt survivors joined Logic on stage wearing shirts bearing the number.

Cooper stripped down the original song, which features Alessia Cara and Khalid, for his Live Lounge performance. Considering he was apparently recovering from a cold at the time of the performance, we're definitely impressed. In fact, one fan on Twitter called it "husky voiced perfection," and we don't think we could put it better if we tried.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK to speak with a trained counselor.

Watch the full performance in the video below:

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