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Juanes joins Logic on remix of suicide prevention track

Rapper Logic has recruited Colombian rocker Juanes to give his suicide prevention song a Spanish twist.

The hip-hop star moved viewers of the MTV Video Music Awards in August (17) with his emotional Alessia Cara and Khalid collaboration 1-800-273-8255, which deals with issues of depression and suicidal thoughts.

The song's title is a reference to America's National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.

Now Juanes has added his vocals to a new remix, aimed at widening the appeal of the track to Spanish-speaking youths and further raise awareness about suicide prevention.

"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 told Billboard.com.

The bilingual version of 1-800-273-8255 was released on Friday (13Oct17).