The Chainsmokers’ Drew Taggart Co-Wrote Logic, Khalid & Alessia Cara’s ‘1-800-273-8255’

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The same man who gave you “Closer” and “Paris” helped bring these thoughtful lyrics to life.

Logic, Khalid and Alessia Cara‘s “1-800-273-8255” may be one of the most important pop songs in modern history. People talk about using their platform as entertainers to make important statements and discernable differences in the lives of their fans, but hardly are those statements ever as personal as the suicide prevention hotline-made-hit.

Logic has been quoted as being inspired by fans who told him he’d saved their life with his lyrics. He thought to himself, “I wasn’t even trying to save your life. Now what can happen if I actually did?” Khalid and Cara hopped on the tune to support a cause near and dear to their hearts and lives, but Billboard has learned Drew Taggart of The Chainsmokers was also a silent co-writer?

Yes, the same man who gave you “Closer” and “Paris” put his pen to paper to help bring the thoughtful and honest lyrics to life. Mental health awareness is one of the most important issues of our age, and it has far been overlooked. It’s something that touches everyone and big dance-pop heart-throbs are no different. 

Billboard Dance reached out to Taggart for comment. 

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